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Ear Infection in LaMancha Goat.

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

  1. Dec 4, 2016
    Hens and Roos

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    I got the report back from CAHFS and she has a large number of Trueperella Pyogenes. They did not send me a sensitivity report yet or the mycoplasma report but internet research says Nuflor is the drug of choice. Hopefully I can get this from my vet tomorrow. It is very resistant to Oyxtet and Tylan which doesn't surprise me one bit.
     
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  3. Dec 6, 2016
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    Hope she get better for you!
     
  4. Dec 6, 2016
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    My vet says to try her on Penn, even though I can't find anything that suggests that I will go ahead. I have a phone call into UC Davis to see if they are running a sensitivity test. My vet also says that I should suspect Myco as well. :(
     
  5. Dec 6, 2016
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    Why won't she give you the Nuflor?
    It can be related to Myco but not an "always" kind of thing.
     
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    She had Myco in her herd so she is very much on the lookout for it.
    I'm not sure why no Nuflor other than she said that Penn was the only thing that worked for her but she was also treating mastitis. I guess this is a pretty common bacteria. Hopefully UC Davis will have some info for me.

    I read that Penn is not the drug of choice and that Amoxicillin MIGHT work. The goat is no worse so at least there is that.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2016
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    I hope you can get her better soon :(
     
  8. Dec 19, 2016
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    UPDATE: It seems that her ear infection is gone. The ear swabs were negative for mycoplasma, and the snotty nose is gone. She still has a nasty cough. I did 9 days of Pen and really no change on the cough.

    Trueperella Pyogenes is an opportunistic bacteria that is usually seen when another bacteria is present. It is an abscess causing bacteria and it resides in the mucous membrane of most animals and just waits for the immune system to get busy fighting something else and then it will make its presence known. It can cause abscesses that you can see and ones that you can't, such as in lungs or udder. My suspicion is that she had Pasteurella pneumonia and Trueperella Pyogenes took hold at the same time. The Oxcytet that I had her on would have taken care of the Pasteurella but not the Trueperella Pyogenes. I vaccinate my herd for Pasteurella but she is new in my herd and has not had a vaccine. (note to self...vaccinate all new goats as soon as I obtain them)

    The sensitivity testing shows that it will respond to almost all antibiotics. However, since it forms an abscess it can effectively wall off the infection where the antibiotics can't reach it.

    I am considering taking her in for a sonogram to check for an abscess. An online vet I talked to suggested Draxxin, but very $$$ and my vet doesn't even have any in her office. Not sure what the final outcome will be, she is in quarantine and will stay there for a while longer.
     
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