My goat is very sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aaronzclark, May 16, 2009.

  1. aaronzclark

    aaronzclark Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a 2m old pygmy doe thats is acting very sick she had the scours the other day thats cleared up but today she can't stand hardly very weak I think she is very dehidrated we have been forcing pedialyte down her I wormed her again gave her another shot (which was hard because she is so so dehidrated) nothing is working I can't afford to take her to the vet plz plz help any meds I can give her?
    she also has a runny nose and her eyes are all crusty
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2009
  2. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The best thing you can do is keep her hydrated, if you can't take her to a vet. Do you have access to banamine and pennicillin? Or CD&T? If you could treat her yourself, it would be less expensive...
     
  3. andrea98

    andrea98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im not sure but if you call a farm vet they be able to help... i kno when i worked at a vets office we would take the iv bag & a large iv needle like 18 gauge ( big hole) & put 3 spots on its back & about the size if a small orange & it will help / dehydration good luck
     
  4. aaronzclark

    aaronzclark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well The man I bought her from raises them and has wll over 200 he said she was 2 months but I think the old man might of got mixed up she does not act or look like a 2m old I think what happened was she was nursing and when we took her away she was not used to water and got way dehydrated I have not seen her drink water once since she got her. But she is pooping and peeing and at least it's going thru her
     
  5. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    As I posted on your other thread, you really need to get this little goat to the vet. If you can't afford a vet visit, maybe the vet would give you a phone consultation and recommend what to give the little goat. Or, try and work out a payment plan with the vet. You can't just sit back and let it die. Possilby call the man you bought her from - he may know what to do. If you haven't seen her drink water once in over a week and she had diarreah for many days, and has been completely lethargic, she won't last much longer.

    What are you worming her with and what shots are you giving her?

    Please call around, to various vets offices, until you find one that can give you a recommendation.

    By the way, it's best to keep related "Emergency" thread together so that someone will have all the information needed to help you.

    Here's the info from the other post:

    "My baby goats has bad diarrea she is eating but she is not like my other baby goats she does not jump around and play and yell she just sits around in the hay box could this be from eating to much grain? its getting all over the back of her it's filthy plz help"


    "I took all of her food away just clean water, and have been giving her petobismol. Tell me about this so my other two pygmy goats i got at about 1-2 months old and they always ran around playing and jumping and yelling but this goat is FAR diff she hardly ever yells she never runs she just lays around in the hay box or is always laying around she has been here about 5 days"
     
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  6. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This sounds like Gram Neg Cocci. leading into Entero. I would treat with DiMethox 40%, SafeGuard (as an antiprotozoal) AND C/D antitoxin. She likely will need SQ fluids.
     
  7. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    How is the little goat doing?
     
  8. andrea98

    andrea98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well was just checking for an update... how is your little goat?
     

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