Poisoning

  • IONOPHORE Poisoning in Angora goatsIonophore poisoning has occurred in Angora goats in the Karoo after being fed Chicken manure.
    Tuesday, 6th March 2018
  • Urea PoisoningUrea poisoning can occur when Angora goats take in excess amounts through a lick or if a lick gets wet (urea dissolves easily in water).
    Tuesday, 24th October 2017
  • Botulism 'lamsiekte'Botulism in Angora goats is seldom diagnosed but has been seen in the Karoo where goats have been fed chicken litter. It is intoxication and not an infection and follows ingestion of decomposed organic matter mostly of animal origin. There are 7 type...
    Tuesday, 18th April 2017
  • Copper Toxicity 'Geelsiekte'Copper (Cu) toxicity may occur in the Karoo particularly in iron ‘ysterklip’ dolomite veld as well as on planted pastures. Angora goats are much less prone to toxicity than sheep  so toxicity is rare.
    Tuesday, 18th April 2017
  • 'Vermeersiekte' Geigeria spp.Massive outbreaks have been reported in sheep in the past. More than a million sheep died in Griqualand west in 1929/30 and again in 1954 about 55 000 sheep died. Angora goats are also susceptible but the symptoms are different.
    Tuesday, 18th April 2017
  • Kaalsiekte 'Lakteersiekte'Chrysocoma tenuifolia also known as ‘Bitterbos’ or ‘Bitter karoo’ poisoning in Angora goats is responsible for:
    Tuesday, 18th April 2017
  • Ivermectin ToxicityAnthelmitic use in Angora goats generally is advised (off label) at 1.5-2x the Sheep therapeutic dose as goats metabolise anthelmintics (doses) at a much faster rate than sheep. In sheep it takes about 11 days for ivermectin to drop below the detecta...
    Tuesday, 18th April 2017
  • Levamizole toxicityLevamizole  toxity has been seen in Angora goats  due to overdosing.
    Tuesday, 18th April 2017
  • Rafoxanide and Closantel ToxicityRoundworm treatments  containing Rafoxanide and Closantel (Group 4 and in combinations) can potentially cause blindness in Angora goats if overdosed.
    Tuesday, 18th April 2017

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