GOAT GRINDING TEETH

October 27, 2008

QUESTION - Hi. My goat makes a strange sound with it’s teeth. It sounds like it is grinding the teeth. It also seems to be off food. Please help?

ANSWER – Sorry to hear your goat is not doing well. Teeth grinding is a sure sign that all is not good. The first thing you should do is to take your goats temperature. Then call your veterinarian and tell him/her as much as you can tell what your goat has been up to and give the temperature reading (that will be the first thing they will ask you) I am sorry to be not of much help unless you give me more information as it could range from a fractured bone, bloat or even a snake bite. Goats will grind their teeth when they are in pain and extreme discomfort.

If you do not know how to take your goats temperature, you can refer to this post on ‘How To Take Your Goats Temperature’

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