Post Number: 849
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
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|Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 06:03 pm: |
She may have goat polio, a thiamin deficiency or listeriosis a brain infection with very similar symptoms. The only effective treatment for polio is to give thiamin until the digestive microbes are producing it again. Penicillin at high doses is necessary if she has listeriosis and thiamin helps ther with nerve function and healing. To treat for both give thiamin (Vitamin B1) at 5 mg/pound every 2 to 4 hours for the first day or 2 then 2 to 3 times a day for 5 to 7 more days. Your vet can supply prescription thiamin or you can use FORTIFIED B COmplex injectable at 1 cc per 20 pounds. If you have to use the regular B COmplex injectable you have to give 1 cc per 3 pounds. You dose according to the amount of B1 (thiamin) in each ml (cc), not according to the directions. Any excess B vitamins are eliminated in the urine. Also give penicillin at 1 cc per 15 pounds on the same schedule.
You must begin treatment ASAP, it may already be too late to save her.
If she is not drinking you will have to drench her with a turkey baster. She needs 1/2 to 1 gallon of water a day.
Goat 911 Capri Medic