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    It's not fainting. The goat has catalepsy. The dog likely has cataplexy.

    (Ain't it handy having a biologist around sometimes?)

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    Its handy having a biologist if this were a daily biology forum!!!

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    I suspect these people are giving these animals alcohol. The dog video had reference to "drunkenstunts" in its name.

    Went to their domain - not a nice bunch.
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    Maybe the dog was drunk, but I have heard of "fainting" goats before (maybe on Animal Planet?)...
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    The dog has narcolepsy. Often found in the daschund and doberman breeds.

    http://home.gci.net/~divs/disease/narcolepsy.html

    http://med.stanford.edu/school/Psychiatry/narcolepsy/ used to have some videos of their test dogs. Two doberman would start playing with each other and then bam! - both limp and motionless on the floor. And a daschund that as soon as it's tail started wagging it would fall asleep and awake a few seconds later.

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    Fainting goats is a misnomer. The goats don't actually faint (syncope) they suffer from a form of catalepsy called myotonia.

    http://www.faintinggoat.com/breedinfo.htm

    Catalepsy: The state of persisting in unusual postures or facial expressions, regardless of outside stimuli, as is seen in schizophrenia and some other diseases of the nervous system.

    Myotonia: Tonic spasm or temporary rigidity of one or more muscles, often characteristic of various muscular disorders.

    Cataplexy is a loss of muscle tone in response to emotional stimuli. It's a symptom of narcolepsy and is well documented in humans, dogs and horses. Stanford University has been doing research on narcoleptic Doberman Pinschers for many years.

    http://www.stanford.edu/group/news/s...07fea710.shtml

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    watch out for the new lassie movie, not a dog but a goat!!!!

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