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 seizures in my 11 yr old alpaca
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Posted - 12/26/2015 :  10:56:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
my 11 1/2 year old alpaca with 5 month cria at her side had a seizure late
fall and she just had one this morning i held her until it passed. anyone with seizure experiences or knowledge?
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Audrey Hackbarth
4370 county HWY Q
Wisconsin Rapids


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Posted - 12/26/2015 :  10:04:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If she is still nursing, you might try giving her some calcium. Low calcium can cause this problem. What does your vet say? Was any blood work done after the first seizure? I would certainly have blood work done now if it wasn't done then.
good luck.

Robin Alpert
Alpacas 'R Diamonds
15163 W 323rd
Paola, KS 66071
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Posted - 12/26/2015 :  10:44:35 PM  Show Profile  Send Judith a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
The only one I've ever had seize was a yearling who went from ataxia in the morning to cushed and unable to rise by afternoon to full-blown seizures by the following morning and was euthanized at Cornell by noon. They claim they found an adult meningeal Worm in his brain upon necropsy. If it was, it was the fastest and most severe onset and death from meningeal that I've ever seen or heard of . Clearly yours cannot be from m-worm or your girl would have gone down long before now. I agree that blood work should be done and calcium tried but I'd also add thiamine which will help if there is some neurological damage.

Judith Korff
LadySong Farm
Randolph, NY 14772
Cell: (716) 499-0383
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