Post by bakersacres on Apr 16, 2007 19:57:21 GMT -5
Hi- I am so glad to have this resource! I have a litle 4 wk old doe who is the runt of a set of triplets. She seemed to be doing fine with mom and siblings. We had a cold,wet weekend in Arkansas and I found her very cold, a bit wet in a little dog house the kids use on Saturday. She was squealing and had her head back to one side, almost like a neurological problem. Her temp was low, I warmed her up and started feeding goat milk from the can (diluted of course). I gave her some LA200 SQ,B12, thiamin and goat drench. Worked hard on her and by that night she was bouncing around the house. Since then its been a roller coater. She bottomed out yesterday,got all droopy and lethargic and had a heck of a time getting milk into her. Also her temp seems to drop during these spells. She also acts wierd at times, wants to hide her head in a dark place or stand in a dark spot, like she's frozen there. I am sure her mom was weeding her out, I tried putting her back around mom and mom won't claim her. I feel like she had hypothermia, maybe a cold or pneumonia and maybe weak kid syndrome but I can't snap her out of this all the way. She is hard to bottle feed, I go between syringe and bottle with Pritchard nipple. Sorry so long on this post! Anyone have a clue what's wrong here or what I am doing wrong? Thanks, Jeanie
Post by goatlover25276 on Apr 16, 2007 20:52:36 GMT -5
Was her head back like she was looking at her stomach or was it back like a turkey neck?Is she pooping and peeing?What is her current temp? Goat drench-do you mean Nutri-drench?If so how much did you give her? Has she had any probias to get the rumen going?
Post by kathyskidds on Apr 16, 2007 21:06:39 GMT -5
What was her temp when she has theses spells...if its low and then you warm her how fast does her temp come up...also when you gave LA200 did you just do it 1 tiem? that is a shot that needs to be given at least every other day for 6 days shot 1 day skip a day thn shot again for 3 shots total not just 1 time that will make the bug she might have resistant to the drug. Also did you give her and CD antitoxin when you found her? I would at least give her 10 cc's by mouth because of the low temp and it can cause entero...also the probios I would do that also for the rumin if you dont have it give her some yogurt, works the same...I would give the b1 shots till she gets better too cause from waht you said about the staring it almost sounds like Polio...she will need the b1 or b complex for a few days till she shows more improvement... Yep Momma goats reject the sick babies alot and just dont care. Looks like you have a bottle baby now ... this is just what I would do
Post by bakersacres on Apr 17, 2007 1:31:52 GMT -5
Thanks for the suggestions... her head was back like a turkey neck,goatlover, and I am using the sheep and gaot drench, a squirt in the bottle and in the mouth as I can.Kathy, I have given Probios(how often just one time?). Temp gets down in the mid to upper nineties, was colder the initial time.I will get the cd&t today, give her 10cc's by mouth you said? I will also continue the b complex. This is wearing me out! Jeanie
Keep her on 1 cc thiamine & B complex for several days, You can give this orally. 2 to 3 cc's orally of the C&D Antitoxin daily. I would also check her for Iodine. Does she seem a little 'Wide-eyed", or "out of it" at times? When chilled down it will cause some brain damamge, just depends on how much. Sounds like she is very savable just will need a little help. Keep her on the Nutri-drench every day.
Post by bakersacres on Apr 17, 2007 18:19:42 GMT -5
Thank you all so much for your help and suggestions. Unfortunately my little girl died this morning. We had a good evening yesterday(so I thought) then she got all lethargic again and went down hill for good. I spoke with a friend's brother who is a retired veterinary professor, specialized in goats/sheep and large animals and he said it almost sounded like she may have been born with some problems that were beyond our fixing. Again, thanks so much for all your help, glad to know you guys are here! Jeanie