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Ear Infection in LaMancha Goat.

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Goats' started by babsbag, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Dec 3, 2016
    babsbag

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    Update: No fever, still has discharge from ear and now nose, and wet cough. Eats a little. I would say that the oxytet is not working and thinking of switching to Tylan. Unfortunately I won't have the culture and sensitivity until next Monday or Tuesday and Mycoplasma test a few days after that. She has not had a high fever so not expecting Myco but if it is she will be put down. :(
     
  2. Dec 3, 2016
    Southern by choice

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    Wow. This is strange. Never heard of anything like this.
    I hope it turns around fast.
    I am surprise you haven't switched to Penn. Seems like a better choice but a lot of sticks I know.
    :fl NO MYCO!
     
  3. Dec 3, 2016
    frustratedearthmother

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    Hoping for the best!
     
  4. Dec 3, 2016
    babsbag

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    I won't do Penn for anything unless my vet requires it. I hate that stuff. Oxytet or Nuflor is really the drug of choice for a subacute respiratory infection. Baytril 100 or Draxxin for acute. Tylan if it is Myco.
     
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  5. Dec 4, 2016
    babsbag

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    After doing some more research on LM ears I have come to discover that infections are common and discharge is 'normal'. However, her ears smell which indicates an infection. It seems that many LM breeders clean and massage the ears weekly to prevent infection. They also trim the hair around the ear so it can drain more easily. The nasal discharge and the cough may or may not be related to the ear infection but I find it pretty suspicious. She is new to my herd in the last few months and has not had a pneumonia vaccine. I guess I should have done that when I got her. I haven't had respiratory issues in my adult goats in YEARS.

    I have 8 other adult LMs that I have owned for 2-4 years and have never cleaned an ear. So if this is common I haven't seen it. I am not sure that I need to own goats that need their ears cleaned weekly. I am doing good to get feet trimmed bi-annually and CDT annually. Weekly??? Are you kidding me.
     
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    Mini Horses

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    Sounds like maybe a sinus issue. Ear, nasal, cough....they all generally run together. Considered SMZs (Bactrim)?

    Hope your sensitivities come back soon. Nice to know & get it over with.
     
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    Goat Whisperer

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    We have had to get the wax buildup off an ear but I don't think it is "common". Lamancha breeders here just clean the ear off when needed. I know people with rather large herds....no way they are cleaning ears weekly.
     
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    babsbag

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    I sure hope it isn't common, but it was easy to find many references and questions being asked about fluid coming from a LM's ear.
     
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    Goat Whisperer

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    Are these on other forums?
     
  10. Dec 4, 2016
    babsbag

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    yes. At least three different ones with multiple people asking questions about fluid coming from the ears of LMs.

    She is not better this morning so think time for a drug change.