ABOUT THE BREED


Myotonic goats have been around since 1880 and are famously known today for their fainting abilities. But these goats don't actually faint, they have a gene disorder called Mytonia. This condition is strictly muscular and does not involve the nerves or brain. It causes prolonged contraction of the muscles, which makes them stiffen and fall over, thus giving the appearnce of fainting. It is completely painless for the goats and they are usually able to stand right back up and continue on their way.

LINKS


  • http://myotonicgoatregistry.net/
  • https://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/heritage/internal/tennfaint