Post Number: 1119
Posted From: 18.104.22.168
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|Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 02:51 pm: |
She is too young for worms, she just got maggots from having poop on her. She is probably swollen and that is why she has trouble peeing.
Check your milk replacer. If it has soy protein in it it isn't good for goats. Ther is a good milk replacer recipe on the Goatworld Articles page under the heading Kids and Kidding.
You can use the pouron for cattle, some people give it orally and you can do that at 3 times the cattle dose by weight (I think that works out to about 1 cc per 5 pounds). I do use the ivermectin pouron as a pouron but I closely monitor its effectiveness by doing my own fecal exams. Or you can get the injectable and give it orally giving 1 cc per 20 pounds.
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Posted From: 22.214.171.124
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|Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 01:03 pm: |
My husband and I got two kids last Thurs. They were one week old and the mother died. The owner didn't want to mess with them, so we got them. We don't know anything about goats. They were doing good. Both was weak when we got them, but started drinking a bottle fine. They both drank milk replacer fine for two days. Then my husband feed them around 1:00am on Sunday morning, both ate well. When I came in from work on Sunday morning, one was dead. The other sister that was still alive had maggots going into her rectum and urinary tract. We went to Tractor Supply and bought some safeguard wormer for goats. When we came back home she then had a raw spot on her back above her tail and the maggots was going in and out of her skin. We cleaned her with antibiotic soap. Then we gave her the wormer, some power punch orally, and a shot of LA 200. I put neosporin over the raw area and over her rectum and vulva. That day she would just take a few swallows of milk, but know she is up moving around and drinking milk. She is drinking about 8-10 oz about 4 times a day. The raw spot is still red, but there isn't any maggots anymore. The only thing that is wrong now is she acts like she has to pee and when she squats she just dribbles. The day she had maggots everywhere she would squat but wouldn't pee, so since she is dribbling now is an improvement. She is having solid bowel movements, and she isn't crying except when she sees us out there and she is hungry. Does she possibly have a UTI or is the urinary tract just swollen from the maggots? Is there any medicine I need to give her? Also I have been reading about not to give safeguard, but to give ivomec. We have some pour on ivomec for our cattle, will that work. I also have been reading not to give calf milk replacer, but that is what we have been giving her and she hasn't had diarrhea. Should we continue feeding her the calf milk replacer? Any help would be appreciated!!!