This doe is showing the typical signs of enlarged knees and other joints and wasting despite excellent feed.
This doe had great difficulty breathing and breathed through its mouth to try and get more oxygen into its lungs. Note also the twisted front legs
Typical signs of CAE
CAE is a viral disease of goats that has no treatment nor vaccine & causes:
This virus is so similar to the Maedi Visna virus of sheep that both viruses are now called Small Ruminant Lentivirus.
Below are free downloads about CAE , I also read my posts on my Facebook page that I manage about CAE (where I post at least weekly). Search Facebook for Let's Eradicate CAE.
Interview with Mrs Dulcie Richards who eradicated CAE from her herd after it killed most of her goats. Milking competitions spread it at shows.
Interview with Pete Ross who eradicated CAE in the 1980s by snatch birthing kids
Interview with Kate Thomson who eradicated CAE and had a case of the hard udder form. She eradicated by snatch birthing & culling in 2 years.
Description of hard udder and teh big knee form of CAE and how she eradicated CAE twice from her herd and has then kept it out for decades.
Read more on my Facebook page about CAE below
Normal looking does can be carriers of the CAE virus and pass it on to bucks via their vaginal mucous . Ensure all does that come for service to your buck come from tested free herds.
Watch to see what goats with CAE look like.