You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of The Goat Spot    

The Goat Spot - Goat Forum > Goat discussion forums > Health & Wellness >

Penicillin B/P (Dura Pen) For Sick Kids!



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-17-2017, 04:16 PM   #1
xXxSharonxXx
Sharoneh
 
xXxSharonxXx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: South of Houston
Posts: 21
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default Penicillin B/P (Dura Pen) For Sick Kids!

Hello ya'll! I feel like all I do is ask questions here, I am so sorry! I am a little paranoid I guess, after losing goats to diseases! So...

I have these two boer buck kids. They are 3 months old, named Titan and Denver. Denver is the more active, and healthy one. When I bought them I had no idea that they had a respiratory infection till I took them to the vet. The vet prescribed Dura Vet, and gave me 20 syringes of it (2 cc's each) to give each of them daily for 10 days. Denver recovered very fast and was jumping and playing around like a normal goat kid. Titan on the other hand took the whole 10 days to stop having congestion, and even after the 10 days was over, he still was never back to a normal baby goat self. He was still slow and lethargic, though he would waddle fast after me for food.

After about 2 weeks, his congestion came back and he sounds congested when he breathes and cries. I ordered more Dura Pen online, and it should get here by next week. In the mean time I have Bio Mycin but I see it's not recommended for Goat kids under the age of 6 months (preferably 12 months). I also now have an adult doe and little Denver starting to get a TINY bit congested (not even close to how much Titan is) after a drastic weather change we had yesterday. So, I guess the three questions are:

What do I do till the Penicillin gets here?

Would it be harmful to give Titan (and possibly Denver) the Bio Mycin even though they're only 3 months old?

Would it be harmful or ineffective to start Titan on the penicillin again being that he has already had it before? And (sorry fourth question) should I give him a larger dose being that it did not completely work last time?

Sorry for all the questions! I really don't want to lose anymore goats


xXxSharonxXx is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-17-2017, 05:39 PM   #2
ksalvagno
Moderator
TGS_MODERATOR.png
 
ksalvagno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North Central Ohio
Posts: 44,123
Liked 16523 Times on 12163 Posts
Likes Given: 2436

Default

Tylan 200 is the better OTC for respiratory. But I'm not sure if there is a problem with giving it to a young one. Sounds like he needs a full 14 day course of the penicillin.


__________________
Karen Salvagno
Salvagno Farm
ksalvagno is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-17-2017, 06:10 PM   #3
xXxSharonxXx
Sharoneh
 
xXxSharonxXx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: South of Houston
Posts: 21
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ksalvagno View Post
Tylan 200 is the better OTC for respiratory. But I'm not sure if there is a problem with giving it to a young one. Sounds like he needs a full 14 day course of the penicillin.
I heard that Tylan 200 is very painful, as well as LA200 (which I have). Any ideas on what I should do till the Penicillin gets here? Will 14 days of the penicillin for sure take care of it?
xXxSharonxXx is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-17-2017, 07:53 PM   #4
ksalvagno
Moderator
TGS_MODERATOR.png
 
ksalvagno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North Central Ohio
Posts: 44,123
Liked 16523 Times on 12163 Posts
Likes Given: 2436

Default

Can't say for sure. I'm a Draxxin fan for the tough cases but that is vet Rx.
__________________
Karen Salvagno
Salvagno Farm
ksalvagno is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2017, 12:28 AM   #5
xXxSharonxXx
Sharoneh
 
xXxSharonxXx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: South of Houston
Posts: 21
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ksalvagno View Post
Can't say for sure. I'm a Draxxin fan for the tough cases but that is vet Rx.
So I have been using a natural remedy for Titan and it is thankfully working and he is starting to get his energy back. The thing that worries me is he eats so much that his tummy hangs down really low.

Denver caught a cold (or some sort of respiratory infection) right after the weather changed here again. I started him on penicillin and within 2 days his congestion was almost gone! I am gonna keep him on it for 14 days just to make sure it is gone. Next thing on my list is vaccinating everyone for pneumonia!


xXxSharonxXx is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sick goats - Penicillin Orally? HoosierShadow Health & Wellness 6 06-25-2015 05:14 PM
Dura pen Taoga2012 Health & Wellness 6 10-03-2014 03:15 PM
is Proc Pen LA the same as Penicillin G? Mamaboyd Health & Wellness 4 05-11-2014 04:45 AM
One goat out of the sick pen and another in :( keren Health & Wellness 3 03-30-2013 01:01 AM
to Pen, or not to Pen goatgirlzCA Kidding Koral 3 03-16-2012 08:23 PM