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Goat getting worse and worse

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Goats' started by aisha3789, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. Nov 1, 2018
    aisha3789

    aisha3789 Exploring the pasture

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    We got a new goat and I am thinking he got shipping fever that turned into pneumonia. Here is the timeline in short...
    First he had a dry cough with no fever and no other symptoms so I gave him dewormer in case it was lung worms. Shortly after he got a fever and the cough turned wet with a runny nose (clear) and then I talked to the vet and started him on Enrofloxacin IM injections for 3 days and aspirin for the fever. On the third day he has shown no improvement, the cough has more mucus sound, and he has more runny nose which is now yellowish color. I gave him 3cc Robitussin for the cough and he got diarrhea.
    The enrofloxacin was discontinued and today I started him on Penicillin G.
    I also have been drenching him with electrolyte but prior to that I seen him urinate and grunting with pain while he urinated. Why would he have pain on urination?? Dehydration?

    Can anyone give me some advice please. The vet here is severely uneducated and even tried to tell me to give my little 19kg goat 4 cc of enrofloxacin when the vial clearly says for goats 0.5 cc per 20 kg. We have had many chickens suddenly die after following his advice and I dont trust him at all anymore.
     
  2. Nov 1, 2018
    greybeard

    greybeard Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    I believe that's called Baytril here.
    Dosage required probably depends on the concentration.
    For instance 50mg/ml or 100mg/ml bottle.
     
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    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Was the stream normal? Pain on urination usually means stones. Urinary Calculi.
    Do you have apple cider vinegar?