Post by Brandywine on Feb 10, 2008 23:20:27 GMT -5
Great news!!! You are doing a WONDERFUL job. What horrible weather. It was 80 degrees here today. A little warm this time of year, even for us. But I am NOT complaining!!!! Hope that ya'll start warming up soon!
We're making SLOW progress. At the suggestion of Brandywine, I am foregoing the antibiotics and filling her full of cinnamon (to kill any potential e-coli). Good news is Lily LOVES cinnamon and has no problem drinking formula, water, etc., with cinnamon added.
Instead of "cow patty" piles of poo, we're now getting what looks like little "tootsie rolls" (sorry to anyone who likes them) droppings that almost look like they are trying to form pills. The color is subtly starting to change from DARK green to a more normal goat pill color.
She still acts fine and bounces around like she has springs in her legs. She is becoming quite the spoiled little princess, though, and is very vocal concerning her wants and desires.
I'm still hoping to eventually put her back with the other goats. My "super nanny" just had a single kid 3 days ago, and she is so easy going that she doesn't care who grabs a snack from her. (Last night there were 6 kids all in the stall with her.) Once Lily gets over all of her digestion problems, I hope to put her in the pen with Lisa and see if the two of them can bond a little. And by that time the other kids should be big enough that they can't squeeze through the slats and hog up the extra milk.
As you can see, I still have high hopes for her. I'm just trying to be PATIENT...which is not a virtue of mine!
Greenhorn Acres - Nubians, Boers, and Unclassified Goats
WOO HOO! Goat berries that is GREAT!! Keep up your good work! Other people must be jealous to know we get so excited over berries! HA HA HA HA! Now, I will just have to remember not to be eating tootsie rolls when I think of the goats though, ha ha haha.
Yes cinnamon will kill the E-coli bacteria. A few months ago had a kid brought to me with joint ill. All I gave him was cinnamon, Bose, Vitamins B and C, Lots of C&D Antitoxin and slippery elm. With that much Vitamin C of course he scoured Severely, Finally got them under control with slippery elm and scour halt, and he is now a happy healthy kid.
Could you please give me a schedule to follow for your method of treating joint ill, including dosages for a 10 lb kid? We got the joint ill diagnosis today, the vet gave Nuflor and a request to put her down if she isn't better in a week.
I want to fight.
Please, please help me.
My babygirl (Mary Allison) was born on Jan 29, 08. Survived Joint Ill! Recently adopted a little buck named Cherub, who was born Feb 15, 2008!
Lots of cinnamon, Bose 1/2 cc every other day for 3 days. Skip three days and repeat. Vitamin C daily, I use injectable, 10 cc's twice a day. but give orally, let me know what you have and strength and I will try to figure a dose. 5 cc's daily of C&D Antitoxin, 1/2 cc thiamine every other day, 10 cc's Fortified B complex daily, 3 cc's B12. I would repeat the Nuflor in 3 days. Please feel free to E-mail me if you wish. I tube feed all the meds and cinnamon. I have a scour mixture I make, recipe is on here somewhere, they get 10 cc's of it 3 times a day. Good Luck, you have a hard battle to fight. I stand them in warm water every time I get the chance and work the legs and knees, seems to help the pain.