Goat health - pregnancy toxaemia


Pregnancy toxaemia, also known as twin kid disease or twinning disease, is a serious metabolic condition of pregnant does. It affects does in the last month of pregnancy and is associated with the presence of a large single kid or multiple pregnancies. The doe’s health deteriorates steadily.Treatment must be prompt or the condition will be fatal.

This Agfact contains information about the following aspects of pregnancy toxaemia in goats:

  • does at risk
  • cause
  • signs
  • diagnosis
  • treatment
  • prevention


Primefact 1600 Third Edition

Published: Sep 2017