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Joan Meffert
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Registered: 02-2006
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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 07:17 pm:   

I would also suggest you give your goats FASTRACK
Ruminant Gel when they are off feed and stressed, especially when they are on antibiotics or have digestive disorders.

Fastrack® Ruminant Microbial Gel

To complement your management to start animals on feed quickly, use Fastrack Ruminant Gel™. It is recommended to be given to newborn animals and animals during periods of irregular feed intake. Ruminant Gel is a source of live microbials, live yeast cells, vitamins, enzymes and dried chicory root.
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Maggie Leman
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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 06:54 pm:   

Sorry to jump in so late, does he have a fever? What is his temp? Slobbering is not usually a sign of pneumonia.

Slobbering can be a sign of listeriosis a serious brain infection. For this you give high doses of thiamin and you can use LA 200 instead of penicillin. Give thiamin every 4 to 6 hours the first 24 hours then twice a day for 5 to 7 more days. Give thiamin at 5 mg/pound, if using Fortified B Complex injectable you can give 1 cc per 20 pounds, if you only have the regular formula B complex you have to give 1 cc per 2 to 3 pounds, give by SQ injection. YOu HAVE to give any B COmplex formula according to how much Thiamin is in each cc, not according to the directions on the label. Or you can get straight thiamin from a vet and give accordingly. Give the LA 200 at 1 cc per 15 to 20 pounds by SQ injection 3 time a day teh first day then twice a day for another 2 or three days then once a day.

This can also be a sign of enterotoxemia, a serious digestive disorder. This is treated with penicillin and CD antitoxin (this is not the vaccine!). Give the pen at 1 cc per 20 pounds 3 times a day give the antitoxin according to the label directiosn usually about 10 to 20 cc (I think).

ANYTIME you goat doesn't eat well do a thorough exam, with taking the temp being the first thing. Often if you wait until the next day or even later during the same day you are too late to save them.
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Pat Lloyd (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 02:41 pm:   

I noticed my buck was very sick when i got home from work.. Slobbery mouth, matted eye and will not eat. Is also very weak. Could this be pneumonia? I gave him LA200, vit b complex and drenched him. Is there anything else I could do? He didn't eat well yesterday but that was the first sign of any problem.

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