Goat Emergency! HELP PLEASE

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by SarahFair, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I had to go away for a day and chained my dogs to the back porch. One broke its chain killed one of my goats and has severely wounded another. Its front two legs have open wounds but under one of its arm pits it has a huge hole you can actually look down inside. Its upper leg is very swollen and when you squeeze is upper half you can feel its sort of like a sponge. I dont know know what to do.
    She also has I think its some sort of maggot like thing around all the cuts. They are a tan color and sort of look like grass seed but do not move.
    Its raining here pretty hard and shes been out in it all day. I put her in my tub and dried her off as best as I could. I want to was the wierd bug/seed looking stuff off her but Im scared of getting more water in her wounds.

    She was very vocal when we first arrived home but now shes quiet and has her eyes closed in the tub. Her lower lip is shaking as well.
    What should I do at this point?
    Should I feed and water her?
  2. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

    Aug 27, 2007
    at the zoo usually
    Call the vet
  3. dntd

    dntd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 4, 2009
    I would seek a vet, might be best to put her down or atleast stitch her and put her on meds.
  4. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Everything is closed out here!
  5. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    There are emergency vets. Your goat needs immediate care.

    You might consider a different arrangement for your dogs.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2010
  6. ()relics

    ()relics horse/dog shrink

    Jan 4, 2009
    has she ever had a cd/t vacination? she would need a tetnaus antitoxin shot asap, regarless if she is cd/t current. If you have Blucoat or some other horse topical wound care product clean the wound out as best as you can and cover it with the wound coat. Childrens ibuprofin will work at the human dose level to reduce the pain. You are definitely going to need some professional help with this. You will want to make sure you monitor her for a fever, if she starts getting hot she has an infection and that needs to be treated with antibiotics...again if you know of a goat person in your area I would CALL THEM...dog and cat vets may not be of much help. ...I don't think the OP was asking anyone about proper dog housing....I will reread just to make sure though...
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2010
  7. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Im sure a statement like this wont sound real good but...
    I can not take this goat to the vet and spend $1000 and it still just die.

    As of now its breathing is still strong and its resting. I gave it some water cleaned its wounds the best I could and fed her a little (she ate a little on her own).
    I brought my other goat inside to keep her company so she wont be as stressed..
  8. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I will be rehoming this dog as she has a very high prey drive and I just cant risk this happening again [​IMG]
  9. franklinstreetwest

    franklinstreetwest Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2010
    Urban Jungle
    Our goats were always getting their little legs twisted into things. Warm water and epsom salts to flush out wounds. Neosporin and bandages to cover the wounds after things are very well cleaned. All the little "seed things" sound like maggots that haven't hatched. Clean clean clean, get ALL those little seedy things out, if there's maggots there's rotting flesh. You can get a syringe and shoot the warm epsom salt water up inside the wounds as well, flush out those wounds good. Epsom salt water is basically irrigating with saline like they would at the hospital. Definately go to a vet ASAP, sadly if for no other reason than to give your friend a humane end. Such a hard choice to make, I hope that everything works out for the best!!! Good luck!
  10. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    The maggots have started hatching. I saw some crawling in the wounds.
    I just dont know what to do at this point. We are going to a friends house tomorrow to borrow some shovels to burry her sister so I think we may try and borrow a small caliber gun as well.

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