Goat with Cold?!?! Jan 22, 2011 12:44:40 GMT -5
Post by mwells on Jan 22, 2011 12:44:40 GMT -5
So as if I am not still mourning the loss of Tink, I now have a wether who seems like maybe he has a cold. The weather here in NE Ohio has been ridiculous! Last night;s temp was -1 and in my barn it is hovering around 18-20 degrees. OUtside temp is a whopping 7 but gee the sun is out. Anyway his symptoms only include the following: clear runny nose (but hard to tell if it is actually runny because of cold all have some clear snot) eyes seem clear and no discharge. I have heard him cough a couple times ( not all the time) he is off/depressed. ate hay last night, not much appetite this morning. Seems to have some congested breathing. no fever at this time.. will monitor this.. but anyway I gave him a couple chewable vitamin c tablets, some probios paste and some vit a,d,e, b12 gel. I went to drug store to check out children's cold medicines and found these and bought.. I have not yet given them to him because I don't know if I should and if so how much.. he is at least 85-95 lbs. I bought Children's Dimetapp Cold and Cough liquid.. it contains Brompheniramine maleate 1 mg (antihistimine), dextromethorphan HBr 5 mg (Cough Suppressent); and Phenlyephrine HCl 2.5 mg (Nasal Decongestant) all this included ina 5 ml tsp. The other stuff I bought was Children's Plus Multi Symptom Cold which includes the following: Acetaminophin 160 mg (pain reliever/fever reducer), chorphneiramine maleate, 1 mg antihistimine, dextromethorphan HBr 5 mg cough suppressant and Phenlyphrine Hcl 2.5 mg nasal decongestant.. again all in a 5 ml tsp. anyone have any suggestions for him.. all the goats look so miserable because of cold.. all are shivering and fluffed out.. he is the one I am most concerned with.. as far as antibiotics all I have on hand is penic procaine g..left over from Tink. oh and I did smear some generic vicks vaporub on his nose.. now it seems his breathing is louder and more noticeable.. not sure because of that odor around his nose i can hear him breathing after doing that..