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Amber Waves Pygmy Goats Ammonium Chloride
Posted by Linda F on August 16, 2001 at 18:04:47:

Where to begin? well in June I had my first set of twin doelings was happy and proud and worried all at the same time. The one twin only weighted in at a wopping 4 1/2 lbs. Well shes still here(thank goodness) but she is a cronic sickly goat all the time. I started to bottle feed her when she couldn't keep up with big sis, and also developed a bad joint in her front leg ( that should have been my first clue) I brought her in one night she had a fever of 106.4 I gave her banamine for the fever and immediatley gave her 2 cc of penicillin. She was doing better the next day so continued with the treatment for 5 days her leg was getting better and she was starting to eat grass and alfalfa so I put her in with the big girls and her sister. Well about 5 days later her leg was bad again and her fever was back 106.3 again. I did notice that her navel was a little swollen nothing real bad, but in working with pigs the first sign of a navel infection is swollen joints. So I took her to the vet he put her on exnel she has been on that for 6 days fever is back, called the vet said to give her nuflor (liquid gold more exspensive then exnel) well luckily they only let me by 8 cc worth. Tomarrow she will start with the nuflor. Finally my question is: any other suggestions if nuflor doesn't work, she is eating and playing fine but this morning she was feverish again and I'm afraid all this effort is in vein and I am getting very attached to her as I am her mama and she calls me when shes hungry and beings that shes still getting exnel I wouldn't think she would still be running a fever. Help if anyone can suggest something and also her navel has increased in size from a pea to about the diameter of a nickle. Thanks for any suggestions in advance.

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