fainting goat

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fainting goat

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fainting goats

NEUROLOGY

Definition A breed of domestic goats with a defect in CLCN1 (chloride channel gene 1), which causes its muscles to stiffen for 5-10 seconds when startled, often causing them to fall over.

Comment They are otherwise completely normal

Synonyms Myotonic goat, nervous goat, stiff leg goat, Tennessee fainting goat, Tennessee (meat) goat, Tennessee scare goat, wooden leg goat

References http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fainting_goat
http://science.howstuffworks.com/zoology/fainting-goat1.htm

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