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How do you treat pneumonia?

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Goats' started by Alexz7272, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. Dec 26, 2016
    Alexz7272

    Alexz7272 Loving the herd life

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    Hello friends!
    I was curious what treatments you ise to treat pneumonia in your herds? I have two goats and a sheep ill right now. Thank you :)
     
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    NH homesteader

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    Uh oh... I don't have an answer but I hope you get everyone back to normal!

    @babsbag @Goat Whisperer

    There are more people that know about pneumonia but I've seen you two talk about it a fair amount!
     
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    luvmypets

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    Ok you are going to need antibiotics for them. When my ewe got sick over the summer we got two doses of excede, which fixed her up in a few days. Call your vet and go over what would be best for your critters. Hope they get better!
     
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    babsbag

    babsbag Herd Master

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    I use Oxytetracycline in the form of Duramycin or Biomycin. It has always worked for me and I figure that I will start with the drugs I can get OTC and if it doesn't help then I will call my vet and get the big guns.

    I now vaccinate for pneumonia so I seldom see it anymore.
     
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    Green Acres Farm

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    You may need banamine from your vet to bring down the fever.
     
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    Goat Whisperer

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    You really should be consulting a vet.
    Are you sure it's pneumonia? What are their temps and what symptoms are they showing.

    Have y'all been experiencing sudden weather changes? Odd that three would be sick at the same time. I'm thinking this is more than just pneumonia… something else is going on. Especially since you have a small herd.