HELP!!! URGENT!!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by annieswhynot, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. annieswhynot

    annieswhynot Out Of The Brooder

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    My goat is sick! Just lays there! Doesn't make a sound! Runny nose! Yellow! Won't open her eyes! Acts like she's dizzy! I don't believe she has eaten or drank anything in 24 hours! Temp is 103! Please anybody!
     
  2. leetfreq925

    leetfreq925 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a serious bacterial infection - do you have some antibiotics around? or call a vet to get something like nuflor? doesn't sound like the typical goat intestine problem.
     
  3. annieswhynot

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    I just picked up some tylan 200! I have never given anyone a shot! We r thinking pneumonia!
     
  4. leetfreq925

    leetfreq925 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, that can work, too - not quite as strong. a goat is a good test patient for a first shot! you will be fine.
    you need to get her fever down. this is very helpful : http://www.tennesseemeatgoats.com/articles2/pneumonia06.html
    poor little thing. what's her name? i will be sending happy thoughts! good luck to you all and keep me posted!
     
  5. annieswhynot

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    Her name is tater tot! How soon will I see an improvement?
     
  6. leetfreq925

    leetfreq925 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh, how sweet! I will be thinking of her.

    I'm not sure how quickly the meds work for her, should be a couple days to see improvement. since she hasn't eaten, i would focus on getting her hydrated and see if she's interested in some greens. electrolytes will be important, too, so see if you can whip this up and get it in tater tot :

    Homemade ElectrolytesA half gallon of hot water
    2-6 Tablespoons of Unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses
    1-2 Tablespoons of Either Sea Salt, Epsom Salt, Baking Soda or Table Salt.
    1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar

    you can give her some aspirin to get some inflammation down (about 1000 mg or 3 tablets should do every 4-6 hours).

    focus on getting her body back to normal and let the antibiotics work on the infection.

    i've also found that headrubs and back massages help :)
     
  7. annieswhynot

    annieswhynot Out Of The Brooder

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    Already on the massages! Lol... And thank you so much!
     
  8. annieswhynot

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    Tater tot just died in my arms! R. I. P baby girl!
     
  9. Fly 2006

    Fly 2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I am so sorry, I was willing her to pull through, I am glad you were there with her [​IMG]
     
  10. Martyn06

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    Very sorry to hear, been following your thread for the last few hours with interest.
     

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