Hi Rosebart, Yes, you can repeat the dosage of the Gel. Normally the amounts of selenium in the feed is very small amount and dose not affect the system when you give the Selenium/Vitamin E gel. The sweetlix minerals have quite a bit of selenium, but me personally I would still give her a 4cc dose of the Selenium/Vitamin E GEL. Make sure it is the gel, or you will overdose her at the dose I gave you. Dull coarse coat leads me to say mineral imbalance for sure. The sweetlix minerals will take care of that in time, but we need to work on getting her to eat now and getting her system back up. I am including a recipe for MAGIC below, it is a great energy boost and will help her get some more into her system. 1 pint corn oil (must use corn) 1 pint grandma's molasses (in syrup section at walmart) 2 pints karo sryup (any brand) 2 pints Pedilyte (in baby food section of Walmart) Drench with 60 cc 4 x a day or 100 cc 3 x a day or 150 cc 2 x a day Use the dosage that fits your schedule. Warm slightly, they seem to take it better warmed up. Getting the thiamine is a great idea, follow the dosage Bugsy gave you.
When she poops is it pellets? If not what color is the poop? I would also recommend putting a sweater on her for this cold you are getting hit with or give her a heat lamp so she can reserve her energy for herself and not it into staying warm.
On the CD/T the correct dosage to give a goat is 2cc. The 5cc is for cattle. Do you have any CD Antitoxin on hand?? If so, if you notice any of your goats being affected from the CD/T dosage given the Antitoxin will help remove it from their system.
Post by wisdomseeker07 on Jan 17, 2008 13:07:43 GMT -5
If she is not chewing her cud,you can borrow some from another goat and put it in her cheek.Chewing cud is important in the digestion process.It may help get her system back in check. It may be hard to steal cud from a goat,but if it works great.If it doesn't work,it will not hurt her,but the other goats feeling may be hurt!I'd do it in a heartbeat!
Post by Rose's Goats on Jan 17, 2008 13:27:32 GMT -5
Hello. Just an update - I gave the goat Ivermectin 1.87% at a 3X dose two days ago. I gave her Probios last night. This morning she was eating more and seemed much more perky. Thanks for all the good advice.
You also can go to maggidansminis.com. Maggie and Dan Leman raise pygmys and have a handmilker and a DIY fecal test kit available. Maggie can give you great advice too. She is a Caprine-Medic. Send her a message and she will help.
Rose...I also used to use the pelleted wormer, but my vet strongly "encouraged" me NOT to use that variety any longer. He said that they do not cover many of the worms that goats carry, and you also cannot guarantee that the goats are getting the correct dosage (unless you feed each one separately). I have had very good luck with the Ivermec you mentioned.
I've got a couple of "timid" or "submissive" girls that will not assert themselves at feeding time and will basically stand back and wait until everyone else is done eating. I have to make a special effort to see that they get their fair share of food. I think you are doing a good thing by keeping her isolated and feeding her separately from the group. You can better monitor her food intake and she'll be under less stress while she's recovering.
Don't get discouraged...you are doing everything you can at this time. If she's truly undernourished and nutrient deprived, you'll see SLOW progress. Same with worms...if you give her the Ivermec it will still take a few days or even weeks for her to get back to her PRIME self.
Good luck and please keep me posted.
Greenhorn Acres - Nubians, Boers, and Unclassified Goats