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Goat Health Conditions and Milk Fever

Milk fever, otherwise known as hypocalcaemia, is an easily-prevented condition that causes a rapid loss of calcium in does, or lactating female goats. A healthy goat has more than enough calcium in its bones and blood; however if the goat has been on a high-calcium diet, the body can "forget" how to pull from that reserve of calcium because it has adapted to pulling calcium from regular feeding. Once the goat begins to lactate, blood calcium levels can fall to a dangerous level. At this point, a goat would need immediate care from a veterinarian, and no amount of calcium supplement feeds can be absorbed fast enough to compensate for the immediate calcium needs of lactation once levels have fallen too low. Your veterinarian would need to administer an intravenous treatment.

Common symptoms of milk fever in goats include:

  • Lethargy
  • Poor appetite
  • Poor milk production in lactating female goats

How to Prevent Milk Fever in Goats

Prevent milk fever in goats by avoiding too much high-calcium goat feed, such as alfalfa, during late pregnancy. Once the goat has entered into the lactation stage and begins decreasing milk production, dietary calcium will begin restoring calcium in the goat's bone reserves.