Overrun with beasties
- Mar 12, 2019
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Yes they have been tested and are negative.Have your goats ben tested for CAE? The crackling in the joints sounds like it might be an arthritic condition.
We have not given injectable, but have been giving her crushed up human super b-complex.Have you tried injectable Vitamin B?
I have been giving her 'magic' at 20 cc twice a day for the past few days. I might give a higher amount today. Do you know if too much cal mpk can be a problem? I could be sure she is calcium deficient but she scared me when she did that spazzing right as I was giving her the cal mpk.If she is going into or has ketosis, you can certainly dose her for that. I would consider the possibility that her system is pulling all the calcium out of it for the kids.
We have frozen colostrum and milk from last year. Our other does won't be kidding until a month later. Should we buy formula or is the frozen milk better?I would plan to bottle feed the kids regardless. Whether she recovers or not, bottle feeding is the safest strategy and you should get formula ready now so you are prepared. You can keep the kids with her if you like hoping that she recovers.
She did have a bit of a difficult kidding last year due to having one large kid who had to be pulled out. However, this difficulty she is having now, if toxemia, is a lot my fault for not keeping up with her nutritional needs. On the other hand she hasn't been the most energetic goat and I have been considering not wanting her genes in my herd. She hasn't had a doe kid so not sure.