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Sick doe..vet and I stumped

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Goats' started by Tapsmom, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. Dec 20, 2018
    Tapsmom

    Tapsmom Loving the herd life

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    We may have an answer!!!!
    The second vet I took her to reviewed everything that my vet had done. And her observation is that there is some type of deep seated infection. She gave her a pretty strong antibiotic so she re recommended putting her on a week of Baytril shots to hopefully knock out the infection. Then pull a CBC again. She stated that her white count was high, but not all of the types of white blood cell counts were high. (I think I am explaining it properly). So she does not think it is Cancer, but a bad infection. And our CL test came back negative. Actually extremely negative lol. (In a good way)
     
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    Goat Whisperer

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    How are her kidneys?
     
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    Tapsmom

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    All her bodily functions came back as normal
     
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    B&B Happy goats

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    Here s to great health for her, hope this new vet nailed the problem and she recovers!
     
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    Amelie the Bee Keeper

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    X2 I hope so too!
     
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    Oh man, best wishes! :fl Keep us posted
     
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  8. Dec 28, 2018
    Tapsmom

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    View attachment 56487 Just an update..we had started her on 5 ml Probios, 6ml injection of Vitamin B and 20 ml of Nutridrench. After a few days her appetite returned with a vengeance. I stopped the Vitamin B and she was still eating ok. I don't know if I mentioned it, but she also needed help to stand up...but now she is getting up on her own.
    However, we started her on the I injectable Baytril we have one more dose left tomorrow. And her appetite is waning again. However, I am not totally freaked out yet, since I actually thought this might happen while we were hitting her with a heavy duty antibiotic.
    I am resuming the Vitamin B shots. She is so thin that she doesn't have much loose skin so I feel mean giving her shots.
    She has become quite the Diva, though. If you open her stall, she pushes right by you since she figures we are letting her out to browse the yard..or rifle through the hay in the barn. She has free choice hay, but apparently it tastes better in the barn aisle lol.
    I am cautiously optimistic that we are making progress..but still would like to know where the infection actually resided..
     
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    Camilla the troublemaker would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2019
    Tapsmom

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    I am afraid it looks like we are losing the battle. Her temp was dropping over the weekend and we were able to get it back up to 101 and get her eating. But it was back down to 97.5 this morning. I fear everything is shutting down. I am leaving work to get home before the kids in case I am right.
     
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