Abortion or miscarriage - in goats

 Abortion or miscarriage - in goats

Abortion or Miscarriage in goats

Occasionally, no matter how much we care about a goat, it can do abortion or miscarriage.
I have heard that it is common for goats to abort. It is not true. This is always a reason that causes the abortion or miscarriage of goat, and we can do a lot to prevent it; Such as providing good overall health care, proper feed and housing, and good parental care. However, there is an occasional miscarriage and there cannot be anything that you could do to prevent it. Why a do not always have a clear explanation for miscarriage.
The following are some things that can cause goats or abort the goats:
Injury - Intrusion/leaning by another goat causes abortion as compared to people's thoughts.
ü  Moldy hay or feed
ü  Misuse of drugs or herbs in pregnancy
ü  Pregnancy poisoning
ü  Stress
ü  Malformed fetus 

 Infections such as:

§  Chlamydios
§  Queensland fever 
§  Listeriosis 
§  Leptospirosis 
§  Toxoplasmosis 
§  Brucellosis 

In goat farming business the abortion of goat is a very serious issue, Goat herds usually have 2 to 5 percent abortion rates. Above 2 to 5 percent abortion rates, any percentage is a serious problem because abortions can cause economic loss. Infectious Abortion a public health concern may occur in the herd of a goat because infectious agents who cause miscarriage in goats can also infect diseases in humans. All goat farmer and keepers should take Infectious abortion seriously.

Chlamydios (chlamydia psittaci)

Chlamydios, commonly called chlamydia, is the most frequent cause of miscarriage in goats. It is related to pneumonia, pink eye, inflammation of the epididymis (a part of the reproductive system of goat), and swelling of the joints. It can be transmitted through direct contact of the stool from the infected pigeons and birds. Chlamydia can also be transmitted from goats by ticks or other blood-sucking insects.
Chlamydia's bacteria multiplies in blood and it is located in the reproductive organs of the goat. In pregnancy, this Chlamydia's bacteria can be found in the embryo and placenta, causing swelling of the placenta which prevents the normal transfer of nutrients from the womb. It can also do miscarriage or abortion.
        Abortion can occur between 100 and 130 on any of the pregnancy days at any time. the symptoms are only bloody vaginal discharge two to three days before an abortion. so it is very hard to find this bacterial infection in the early days. the symptoms are shown in the very last stage of pregnancy., the uterus containing the chlamydia will be discharged in the goats. If chlamydia is not diagnosed and treated, the infection will continue and during the next pregnancy, the infected goat may be affected again.


Bacterial listeria mono-cytogenase (LM) caused Listeriosis,  mono-cytogenase (LM) bacteria can be found in soil, contaminated water, and poorly concentrated grass or silage.  mono-cytogenase (LM) bacteria can last longer in soil and fecal material. After infection, the bacteria multiply and spread throughout the body, causing fever and deficiency or lack of appetite. Breastfeeding shows less milk production. Disorders of the nerve due to infected encephalitis (swelling of the brain) Abortion can occur in the early stages of pregnancy and the infected can still produce yields or weaker children.
LM spread on goat farms is seasonal. Management practices are linked to the feck shading of listeriosis and LM. Risk factors can be used to reduce the disease and develop control measures for the introduction of LM in the human food chain. Listeria is a public health concern and can affect humans. It mainly affects those whose immune systems are incompetent, which include newborns and very old ones. In pregnant women, listeria can cause infant death, meningitis, or spontaneous abortion.


Leptospirosis can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth or premature or weak, infected kids. The most common sero-vores, a subdivision of different species from other strains, is caused by abortions in goats, leptospira intergrain, gripotyphosa, and pomona. Goats are susceptible to these strains, at that time miscarriage occurs after infection, when microorganism starts multiplying in the blood of the dowry. Some have shown anemia and jondiss (yellowing of tissues, as a result of the abnormal liver function) and hemoglobinemia (part of red blood cells that takes oxygen). However, an infected bee may not have fever or jaundice.


Toxoplasma gondii bacterial infection caused Toxoplasmosis diseases in goats. This disease is another common cause of abortion in goats, animals, and humans also. Cats can be carriers of T. gondii. Cats often bury their feces in the hay and food storage areas of barns. Goat can become infected by eating food or water contaminated by feces.
This bacteria enters the bloodstream of the goat and spreads to other tissues of the body pregnant goat, these bacteria multiply in the placenta of the goat and pass to the fetus, causing fetal mummification, stillbirth, fetal death or the birth of weak kids.
In some cases of infected goats, the pregnancy can progress normally and the goat can give birth to a normal kid, abortions from this bacteria occur mainly in the last trimester of pregnancy and may occur in goats of all ages and in successive pregnancies.
By eating infected meat and milk Humans can be infected by T. gondii toxoplasmosis. this bacterial infection became a public health concern because children who are allergic to cow milk often consume non-boiled goat milk.

Q fever

Queensland fever can be dismissed goats. Q fever is due to microorganisms Coxilla barneti and it is a disease that affects many animals and humans. Can roamenant cue fever contract when grazing pasture with contaminated grassland and tick bites. In the co-grazing system, the infected cow and sheep can be the source of infection for the goats. Inhalation of contaminated dust can cause other animal species and humans to be infected. In infected goats, microorganisms can be found in placenta, uterine fluid and milk. Infected animals do not show signs of illness until the children are late in pregnancy or until they are born. Typically, abortion does not show any signs of illness for 1 to 2 days, when they experience a lack of appetite and depression.

Abortion or miscarriage - in goats Abortion or miscarriage - in goats Reviewed by Nitesh S Khandare on July 25, 2018 Rating: 5

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