Post Number: 76
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
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|Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 01:57 pm: |
No but it takes weeks for the cause (severe anemia) of the bottle jaw to go away. Give the geritol daily or even twice a day. The reason the swelling goes down overnight is because the goat isn't out grazing. The swelling comes up because the goat has its head down below the level of the heart when feeding. Fluid collects in the looser skin of the jaw. Did you give the Ivermectin by injection or orally? Works best if given orally. You needed to repeat the ivermectin 2 to 3 weeks after thfirst dose to get any migrating larva. Only a week after isn't long enough a time for the larva to grow to a stage that is susceptible to the ivermectin. It could be the worms are resistant to the ivermectin. If that is the case switch to cydectin and give 1 cc per 18 to 20 pounds. Give this one orally too even though it is a pour on. Is she getting only pasture for feed? You may need to give a grain feed and be sure to have a good quality loose mineral mix available at all times. A block is not well utilized by goats, its too hard for them to lick enough to get enough of what they need. If it is labeled for sheep and goats it won't have enough copper and goats need copper for good parasite resistance and a strong immune system.
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Candy May (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
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|Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 11:10 am: |
I have a 5 year old doe that I have been treating atleast 2 weeks for bottlejaw. She has two doe kids that I took off of her when I noticed the bottlejaw at first, they just happen to be weaning age when it happened. I immediatley gave her Ivermectin(1cc per 25pds)& adult dose of Geritol. The next evening the swelling was almost completely gone. I gave the Ivermec for 3 days & 1 more big dose about a week after.(And more Geritol) She seemed to be doing OK except for the pale eyelids & underweight so I put her back out to pasture with one other doe that is weaning that morning, by THAT afternoon the right side of her face and under her chin was swollen back up even worse than before. I did here a goat bleet out that day like they do if they touch the electric fence or something, I wonder if she could have been bit by a snake or something, or do you think she could have swollen that fast after so much dewormer from worms?