• A depression of ionized calcium in tissue fluid is the basic biochemical defect in acute parturient hypocalcemia.
- The occurrence of acute parturient hypocalcemia in goats is rare.
- There is a fall in serum calcium and phosphorus levels in all goats at kidding due to the onset of lactation
- In heavy milking goats, an absolute deficiency of calcium at any stage of lactation will precipitate the disease.
- Milking goats get affected mostly during 4-6 years of age
- Cases occur before and after kidding, some even 3 weeks after parturition.
- Slight tremors
- Slight ataxia
- Incoordination of limbs
- Coma and death
- Based on clinical signs
- Rapid response to calcium therapy
- Serum calcium 2 to 6 mg/dl
- 25% Calcium Borogluconate 80-100ml slow I/V