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LeaningM
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« on: June 21, 2012, 08:27:50 PM »

I've noticed one of our does (5 1/2) months not eating well.  I checked her this morning and she didn't feel hot.  I went and checked this evening and she did feel hot so I took her temp and it was 105.5.  I gave her banamine and bcomplex.  By the way, this is the same doe I treated for pneumonia w/ naxcel about 3 weeks ago.  We've been showing and traveling.  She has been coughing, but she has coughed ever since we got her.  Little snot, but its been clear and I've been giving vetrx. Gave her some alfafa & drenched her about 30 minutes after given her the shot - her temp had gone down to 104.3.   Should I start her on antibotics?
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Sally P
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012, 09:29:47 PM »

I would give her a shot of Biomycin -- about 3 cc's.  It should be a one shot thing so don't give her another for at least 48 hours.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012, 09:53:15 PM »

I went ahead and gave her biomycin, but only 1.6 ccs she only weighs 44 pounds.  She ate the alfafa.  I've drenched her w/ 175 ccs approx.  I checked her temp again about 10:15 and it was 103.3.  When I checked her temp the last time I noticed she had discharge, so I guess she is in heat.  Would this make her temp higher than normal?
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imalilbirdie
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 05:07:16 AM »

Worm this baby...if this cough didn't go away with the first round of antibiotic treatment, then you're dealing with lung worms...dose her with Safeguard or Panacur 1cc per 10 pounds of body weight, once daily for 5 days...repeat this again in 14 days.  If that doesn't work, then we'll need to give her an even stronger wormer...such as Cydectin or Ivomec.

You did well to give her that amount of biomycin...3cc's would be too much for her...but I disagree with one dose...give her one dose every other day for 3 doses.  Don't forget the supportive treatment...bcomplex, and probiotics once daily for 48 hours past the last dose of antibiotic.

Banamine once daily for up to 4 days..you can not continue to give banamine past the 4 day mark unless they have listeria.  Keep her in the shade, out of the hot sun..make sure her water is good and cold and I'd use electrolyte water instead of just plain water...pedialyte will work good too.
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 08:09:38 AM »

I had thought it could be lung worms, so I've already wormed her with ivomec.  I actually just wormed her Wednesday with ivomec plus.

Just checked her temp its 101.9
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imalilbirdie
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2012, 10:52:02 AM »

the banamine is working...that's good news. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2012, 02:20:20 PM »

  Great news on the temp. 

  I was thinking lung worm also.  How old was she when you got her? 
 
Are you in a area that is dry and dusty?  I know I have a couple that are coughing but it is so darn dry here and like a hot box, nothing like we are use to.  I am coughing more also. 
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LeaningM
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2012, 07:43:54 PM »

She was 4 months old when she went to the breeders farm to a friend of ours that held her until we were able to get her (distance).  We picked her up when she was 4 1/2 months.

 Yes, we live in south Ga - its very hot, dry & dusty.  I think the dust has been bothering all of them, some of the others cough also.  But this does cough has always been there and its a lot deeper than the others.  Don't know if this would have any bearing or not - but she chokes real easy.  In fact, we have to be careful not to put much pressure on her neck/throat area.

I just came in from checking her &drenching.   her temp tonight was 103.2.  Since its not any higher, I thinking not to give banamine, am I correct?
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2012, 07:48:36 PM »

What kind of a goat is she?  Nigis tend to cough a lot because they are so low to the ground and consequently the dust can really bother them.
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2012, 08:21:01 PM »

Boer/nubian mix...   right now she is all legs, her body hasn't caught up to her legs yet
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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2012, 07:13:41 AM »

We can leave 103.2 alone and not give the banamine..but if she reaches 103.5 then yes, by all means give the shot...especially since her body temp was elevated before...banamine works differently in all goats...some of them it doesn't last even 12 hours, and some it will last in the body for much longer than the 24 hours....so her body may just now becoming off the effects of banamine and the fever is returning.  Keep a close watch on her.

Redose that Ivomec Plus in 10 days..make sure we get all those things out of her..and if it still doesn't work (which is what I experienced with one of my big Boer Bucks who I bought with a cough, and found out later it was lung worm), then run that regimen of Safeguard/Panacur (I like panacur better than safeguard) on her.  That will definitely kill off the rest of the lung worm larvae. 

Lungworm is contagious...when they cough they cough the larvae out into the air, from the air to the bedding, grass, or other items around, for further contamination of other hosts. 
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