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Anemic doe

Discussion in 'Emergencies, Injuries, Diseases, and Cures' started by terrilhb, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Jan 6, 2018
    terrilhb

    terrilhb True BYH Addict

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    I have a 7 year old doe. She kidded in May of 2017. She was in perfect condition before birthing. After birthing she was good. Around the end of October she started going down hill. Weight wise. Had our vet come out and check her. She checked her from head to toe. Did blood work and a fecal. A little worms so she wormed her. Blood work came back and she was anemic. Fed her what the vet recommended. 2 cups in the evening and 1\2 cup in the morning. She seemed to be doing better. But is now going down hill again. Her symptoms then and know if important is if someone bumps her she falls over and can not get back up until I help her. I have started giving her because of the cold here warm water all day with molasses in it. Vitamin B Complex Plus shot 1 time a day and 6cc's of Red Cell. She is down to 100 pounds. Also adding shredded beet pulp to her feed. She always has fresh water and hay. Her temp is good and she is eating and chewing her cud. Anyone have any suggestions on what else I can do to help her? Thank you.
     
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    Southern by choice

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    How often are you giving the redcell?
    I see a fecal was run in Oct... how about since then?
     
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    terrilhb

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    Again in November. I just started the red cell today. I read to do 6cc's for 3 or 4 days and then cut in half. I am giving it to her one time a day. I did deworm her again yesterday with safeguard. Because last month she had prohibit worming.
     
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    Southern by choice

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    Great you are working with a vet!
    Sounds like you are doing everything you can and the vet has too.

    I really want to keep up on this thread and see how things progress because we had a doe do something like this. She recovered. I can share more later.
    But, no known reason why she literally stopped eating and lost 60 lbs- went down to 100 in about 6 weeks ... our vet was stumped... we pumped her full of vitamins, eventually did redcell.... she ended up eating and gained 30 lbs back in a month. She is fine now but still it was scary. No rhyme or reason.

    Is your goat tested for CAE? CL? Johnes? or any of those?
     
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    terrilhb

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    Yes they have been tested and are good. May I ask what vitamins you gave her? I also give pumpkin seed powder once a month
     
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    Check her fecal again. Deworm if needed (probably so) and check fecal again in 10 days to see reduction %. What dewormer are you using? Are you giving several doses to break the parasite lifecycle?

    barberpole and liver flukes look very similar under the scope, you might want to ask your vet about treating her for LF as a precaution.

    Will the doe eat any more feed? 2.5 cups for a standard breed is not going to do much at all. Especially when they are already compromised.
     
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    I don't know where the Op lives but if it is cold like where we are I don't know why you would do a fecal now
     
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    Goat Whisperer

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    Why do you say that?
    I wait for a fresh sample.

    ETA OP lives in GA
    So warmer than NC anyway.

    But I don’t care where you live. If you get a fresh sample it wouldn’t matter.
     
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    If follow through on dewormers didn't happen , or certain dewormers aren't working then parasites are still multiplying. If the goat is suffering immune issues then parasites will multiply. Weather doesn't stop intestinal parasites.

    We started with B- complex, gave A,D, & E (I think) , also gave copper I think we even gave BOSE.... she was not parasitic either. We then gave cobalt sulfate. When we started the red cell it was really out of desperation. She was very anemic, and literally would NOT eat- only grass. No hay, no feed, nothing. Grass. But it was very rainy and the grass was more water than nutrient filled. She didn't even want leaves, brush.


    Our vet was shocked to see her recovery. We were too.
     
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    Hello.

    I hope you are doing well in the current time.
    I do not give any vitamins or nutritional supplements to him.

    It is often necessary to make sure that it is free of worms and coccidi ...

    Second, starting a blood test, until you know anemia or other things such as liver and kidney function ..

    Finally, you begin treatment with intravenous solutions that feed them with vitamins and iron cells

    In the case of giving any vitamins with the presence of worms and coccidiosis, even if it is simple it will increase rapidly and quickly worsen ..

    I wish her a speedy recovery ..
     
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