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Dr. B.
Dr. B., Board Certified Veterinarian
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I have gone up to milk my toggenberg goat this evening and

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Hi - I have gone up to milk my toggenberg goat this evening and she doesn't seem to be able to stop weeing - she is soaked underneath where this must have been going on for a while and has been doing it all the time during milking - she has eaten her food and does not seem unwell although she has been bleating a bit more than usual today - does she need urgent medical attention or should I wait until morning? She is not drinking any more than usual so could she become dehydrated? Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It does not really smell of wee - just like water
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome, I am Dr. B and would like to help you today.

Based on her signs, I am concerned about your lass.

First if she isn't drinking to match these losses, dehydration is a real risk. So we need to push fluids here. If she won't be tempted by ain water you can offer or drench her with electrolytes. Otherwise we will want her vet once as soon as possible. They can test the urine and the bloods to determine of we have an organ issue ( ie liver, kidney, heart ), toxicity, metabolic issue ( ketosis, calcium imbalance, etc) or systemic infectious process. Depending in these finding, fluids can be given and symptomatic care to nip this in the bud and help get this under control before she risks dehydration.

Best wishes,

Dr. B