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Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Goats' started by cinjoel, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. Apr 9, 2018
    cinjoel

    cinjoel Just born

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    We have a momma (name is Jesse not sure exactly how old but approx 3yrs old) and her two babies (Duke & Daisy who are 18 months old) All has been fairly well except last week momma, Jesse, starting acting funny. Won’t eat her small amount of feed we give them am/pm. Then she just sits on the ground, after making herself a nice hay bed, when normally they all sleep on the wood platform. But she won’t go out into the pasture right away. Seems disinterested in food altogether.
    So I’ve been giving her electrolytes, Nutri-drench, probiotics, dewormed all 3 of them since they were due, and she almost seemed better then we went away this weekend and a friend stayed here and watched the homestead. She told me on Saturday night that Jesse was breathing funny and her nose was wet.

    So this morning, sure enough this is the first time we’ve seen her breathing so fast. Her nose is damp, not green just a little wet but her breathing is troubling.

    Help? Advice?
    Thank you
     
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    cinjoel

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    Here is a YouTube video of Jesse this morning

     
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    Greetings and welcome to BYH! So glad you joined us. Sorry your goat is having an issue that brought you here. Have you taken it's temp? Above 103 indicates a fever and probable infection. If so, then antibiotics might be indicated. I couldn't really tell anything from the video... Sorry... There's a wealth of info, knowledge and experience shared in the multitude of threads. Browse around and see what interesting stuff you can find. By all means post away when the desire strikes you, especially if you have questions (provide as much detail/info as possible and pictures truly help)... With all the great folks here, generally someone will respond in no time at all. Please make yourself at home!

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