You use the IM injectable in both cases. Just draw up the amount you need in the syringe, remove the needle and drench the goat. I don't know if there is a specific oral preparation other than the amoxicillin products for dogs. Andi
My first question would be what are you using it orally for. Next I use the same antibiotic for BOTH applications. But the only time i give it orally is when i suspect listeriosis. Other than that pen should be given as an injection. When giving it orally pen kills off all the bacteria in the rumen GOOD and BAD so make sure you are giving probios support when doing it this way.
Post by wessingtonfarm on Aug 28, 2008 15:45:47 GMT -5
It is suspected Listeriosis. We had 6 goats altogether, 2 males and a wether in one pen and 3 does in another pen. We also have a 2 month old baby in with the does.
One of our males suddenly started walking on his front knees, the next day he couldn't move at all. He was UTD on his worming and CD/T shots. They eat quality hay, about 1/4 cup per day of Dumore Goat Ration (pellets) and have free choice baking soda and Sweetlix 16:8 MM loose minerals. We tried BioMycin shots but lost him the next day.
A few days later one of our does had the same symptoms. We treated with Thiamine injections and Penicillin injections, backed up with Probios paste. She died this morning.
None of our other goats show any signs of illness whatsoever and we are keeping a very close watch. Oddly enough, the doe and buck that died were purchased from the same farm about 4 months ago. I called that breeder (very well known breeder) and he says all his goats are fine, including relatives of the 2 that I lost (the 2 I had were not related). These 2 animals were not in contact with each other except for the day we brought them home. They were 4 months old when we got them.
We're still stumped as to what killed them. I gave all the other goats a B Complex drench as a precaution. guess we'll just wait and see what happens next, if anything.
Post by wisdomseeker07 on Aug 28, 2008 19:16:23 GMT -5
It sounds like footscald to me.That could be why they are getting off their feet.As for the dying that can be complicated.Did they have coughing or snotty noses? If no cold like symptoms,I would definitely say tetanus.
Post by bugsy123in on Aug 29, 2008 11:01:14 GMT -5
I agree doesn't sound like listeriosis symptoms. Definately one for scratching the head on. Down on the knees was the only symptom??
Symptoms of listeriosis would be star gazing (staring up), circling (large or small but they generally only go one direction when circling unless you force them the other way and then they would appear off balance), off feed (sometimes...... i had one doe who couldn't even see the feed bowl but if i held it under her nose she would eat), apparent blindness, calling like a doe looking for her kids, laying on one side head thrown back with chin resting on shoulder or ribs. This is just to list a few I personally have observed.