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Cindy Hance
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Post Number: 61
Registered: 10-2005
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Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 09:21 am:   

She has been on penicillin now for about a week. We heard her cough yesterday and it didn't sound good - not the normal goat cough we're used to it sounded very deep so we're worried about pneumonia. We'll probably keep her on penc. for another 2-3 days or so unless we continue to hear the cough, haven't heard it since. Keep an eye on her temp and make sure she is eating and walking around. She is still laying in the shed mostly. Not sure what else we can do for her. we've cut her back on the oatmeal and stuff since it looks like she is now using both sides of her mouth to eat and have witnessed so, gave 1/2 dose banamine yesterday and she was eating on both sides this morning so we will take her off that. I think we have one more day in our 5 days of fort. vit b and I'm extending the pencillin for an extra 1-2 days. Have been giving her power aide to replace fluids etc....I think we're getting there but I'm just not sure.
Cindy
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Maggie Leman
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Post Number: 677
Registered: 07-2005
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Posted on Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 10:50 am:   

Glad she is feeling better! Her temp can vary as much as 2 degrees between morning and night especially if the day gets warm (did you know yours does too?). The discharge sounds pretty normal and can vary in color and amount for 3 to 4 weeks after kidding, through the first and second heat cycle after kidding as she finishes cleaning out. The lutalye will certainly help and continuing the penicillin for at least 5 days. One or two shots of an antibiotic does not good, but can make resistant bacteria...
Maggie Leman
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Cindy Hance
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Post Number: 58
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Posted on Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 10:35 am:   

Well, things are looking a little better. Her eyes and tongue are pink now. Still feeding some oatmeal with molasses. Got her some banamine from the vet -gave her a shot on Friday at lunch and I came home and she was eating alfalfa-YEAH! She had tiny little pellet poop too I was so happy! But she had what I believe was a vaginal discharge that looked like strawberry yogurt. The vet gave me lutelyse too help clean her out he said it sounded like there was pus in it. Her back end looked the cleanest it has looked this morning but no sign of any more discharge on the ground. She had an oxytocin shot the day after delivery and never did see anything-we had to assume she ate it because even what was hanging out was no where to be found. She is on penicllin 5cc 2x a day along with some vitamin B 5cc 1x day. She still seems kinda weak and is laying around in teh shed mostly but does come out a bit more. And is still eating some alfalfa. I have 2 more shots of banamine I can give if needed. Her temp went from 101.6 to 103.5 started teh penc. and then it dropped back to 102.3 will be checking again today. We've been through a lot with this poor girl and we are hoping that she's going to pull through. Lots of prays please!
Cindy
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Joan Meffert
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Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 05:13 pm:   

Jump Start Gel really helps in these situations.

Fastrack Jump-Start Gel contains a source of live (viable), lactic acid-producing bacteria,
live yeast, dried chicory root, vitamins, enzymes and other components for use with all
classes of young ruminants. Use in combination with the other Fastrack products for best
program results.

Directions For Use: Fastrack Jump-Start Gel is placed between the lower teeth and
cheek.

Dairy and Beef Calves birth until weaning provide 5mL daily as needed
Lambs and Kid Goats birth until weaning Provide 2 mL daily as needed
Lambs and Kid Goats weaning to maturity Provide 2 mL daily as needed
Mature Sheep and Goats Provide 5 mL daily as needed
Other Young Ruminants Provide 2-5 mL bolus daily as needed depending upon size
Guaranteed Analysis per 5 mL : One billion colony-forming units of lactic acid-producing
bacteria (Enterococcus faecium and Lactobacillus acidophilus); 200 million live yeast cells
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae); 25,000 international units (IU) vitamin A; 5,000 IU vitamin D3;
200 IU vitamin E; 30 mg d-pantothenic acid; 15 mg niacin; 10 mg riboflavin; 5 mg thiamine;
and 150 mcg vitamin B12. Protease from Bacillus subtilis not less than 6,250 protein
catalytic units and amylase from Bacillus subtilis and Aspergillus oryzae not less than 3,750
bacterial amylase units.

Ingredients: Vegetable oil, egg product, dried chicory root, silicon dioxide, dl-alpha
tocopheryl acetate (source of vitamin E activity), dextrose, vitamin B12 supplement,
active dry yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), vitamin A acetate, calcium
pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, niacin, thiamine hydrochloride, D-activated
animal sterol (source of vitamin D3), dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation
product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Aspergillus
oryzae fermentation extract and dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract.

Joan
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Barbara and Barry Neiderhiser
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Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 207.144.116.146

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Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 04:49 pm:   

One of my goat's was terribly anemic and I gave her geritol (adult dosage) and vitamin b complex. This may have been too much, but she became pink quickly. I also dewormed her with ivermectin PO 2 days in a row. Her symptoms were labored breathing, poor appetite and anemia. 3 weeks later she is looking great!
Yogurt can help give her the friendly bacteria she needs.
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Cindy Hance
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Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 08:35 pm:   

Didn't notice teh last one was archived didn't know whether it would go through or not. Still worried about mom. Temp 103.5 today up from 101.6 (warm sunny day, glad to see her laying outside when I got home but she spends most of her time in the corner of the shed with her face in the corner after we come home and feed her.) Wormed her last night after all we've been through I just thought about it. Her eyelids were very pale. Gave 6 cc ivomec injection P.O. to make sure we got them all. How long does it take before her blood level is back up. Also gave her 10cc Fort. Vit B. Concerned about her maybe having polio with how and where she lays. Not sure but worth a shot. Should I call the vet for some thiamin just in case? Having been drenching her with oatmeal about 160cc at a time although she seems to be eating alfalfa/broom mix a little better. Her mouth seems to getting a LITTLE better-she'll only eat a little bit though. She is drinking water well. Haven't seen her eat any pellets/corn lately though. Don't know if she is just so hungry she doesn't feel well and if she now has another problem ie., polio? She lays down all the time and I'm afraid I'm going to lose her. She still has milk and feeds the babies alot on either side while she rests (laying down). We are supplementing the babies, two suck it down but the other is a challenge, have to force it down and he doesn't like it. He seems thin like the other two most times -don't know if he's getting enough but I don't want to overfeed him either since he doesn't want the bottle. Don't know what else I can do for mom. Still trying to find probios, nothing in the area. Calling the vet tomorrow morning to see if he can order some for me. Any ideas what else could be wrong? Assisted birth with vet - very long labor.

Oh one more thing her eyelids have more color but her tongue is still very pale along with the infection or burn from the calicum gel over a week ago. Not sure if it's from the late worming and it's taking a long time for her to replenish her supply or what. I feel horrible. We've been through a lot of medical care/TLC/feeding etc..and not think of something so important I feel horrible. I hope and pray to God that we caught it soon enough.
Any suggestions?
Cindy

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