Abortion in Goats with focus on Chlamydiosis

Abortion in Goats

with focus on Chamydiosis


There may be several reasons for goat's miscarriage, in most cases, it has been seen due to injury to the pregnant goat by other goats in the shed. And there is also a reason for infection in the uterus. Bad nutrition of pregnant goats and lack of essential vitamins is also the cause of abortion in goats. Due to the lack of vitamins, the growth of the newborn in the uterus is interrupted and in many cases, this is also caused of abortion.
Some abortions can be traced to infectious organisms like chlamydia, toxoplasma, Q-fever, border disease, listeriosis, neospora caninum, camplobacteriosis, akbane disease, and brucellosis. The bacterium chlamydia psittaci has many strains, in this diseases the bacterial infection causes respiratory diseases (pneumonia), keratoconjunctivitis (pinkeye), and polyarthritis.

The two most common abortion-causing types are Type 1 and Type 2. 

This is an unusual bacterium because it can only multiply in living cells and replicates similar to a virus, making testing dead kids and placental tissue difficult or inconclusive. More helpful is testing the blood of an aborted goat for chlamydial antibodies, although blood tests do not differentiate between Type 1 and Type 2 antigens.

The importance of having this information is explained below.

Chamydiosis does not actually cause abortions in goats but due to the symptoms of this disease, goat's newborn infant is born weak. It is also called weak kid syndrome.
But if the nutrition level in goats is okay and goats are getting proper nutrition and diet during pregnancy, then due to this disease, it is possible to maintain a healthy baby and make it healthier.

Symptoms of Chlamydia are confusing. Chlamydiosis often appears as a brownish discharge of ten (10) days before the actual miscarriage. most of time goat farmers fail to understand the symptoms, they think it is watery diarrhea, but close inspection shows that its color and texture is clearly different from diarrhea and it is coming from the opening vagina. The infected goat can appear active and healthy until the discharge develops into embryonic and placental tissue fragments, at that time it can be dull and depressed. Do not ever stop the feed. Identification of infected goats before they abort is unlikely, although does who contract pinkeye should be suspected of being infected with chlamydia
The goat infected with this disease should be separated from the herd and its arrangement of feed and water should be separated. Unless the secretion of water from the goat is stopped from the vagina, it should be kept separate, this process can take up to three weeks.
Abortion in Goats with focus on Chlamydiosis Abortion in Goats with focus on Chlamydiosis Reviewed by Nitesh S Khandare on July 14, 2018 Rating: 5

No comments:

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Powered by Blogger.