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Old 10-14-2013, 01:32 PM   #1
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I have a sanaan nanny who has been staggering and can't keep her balance. She keeps tilting her head to the left and her eyeballs are jumpy. She is strong enough to stand and walk, eats well, urine & feeces are normal and temp is 100.2.
Yesterday i started anti inflamatory, antibiotic and B Complex.
Any advice? Could this be copper deficiency?



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Start treating for Polio and Listeriosis ASAP like yesterday. You need Thiamine and Penicillin.

These articles will give you dosage and frequency:

http://www.goat-link.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=129#.Ulv0z_jD-P8

http://www.tennesseemeatgoats.com/articles2/listeriosis.html



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Could this be inner ear infection or meningitis or polio?

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more likely polio get that thiamine into her quick

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I started her on fast acting long acting antibiotic and on Thiamine yesterday. Anything else i can do?
She is one of my best looking goats and i'd hate to lose her.

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How often (daily?)and what dose of Thiamine? She is about 80lbs

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Just keep up with it, be aggressive. You can kick this but you have to keep at it. Also, be careful, if this is listeriosis that can, though rarely, be transmitted to people.

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There's advice on dosing in the articles Karen posted. I'm praying for your girl!

Since symptoms of Goat Polio can easily look like Listeriosis, this writer recommends that procaine pencillin also be used. Better to cover both possible illnesses with appropriate treatments when symptoms are so similar than risk the goat's dying. Administer high doses of procaine penicillin (300,000 International Unit strength) every six hours on a 24-hour basis until all symptoms have disappeared and another 24 hours have passed. Higher-than-normal dosage of procaine penicillin is needed to cross the blood brain barrier to put sufficient amounts of the antibiotic into the tissue of the goat's central nervous system. A chart of dosage by bodyweight accompanies this article. Give this medication SQ over the ribs with an 18 gauge needle so that the goat doesn't become a pin cushion of holes from repeated injections. Very Important: Continue all treatment until 24 hours *after* the last symptom has disappeared to avoid a relapse.

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Every 6 hours on a 24 hour cycle until better. Definitely read through the articles. They give you specific details on dosage and frequency.

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Yesterday I gave her 5cc penicilin (IM), 4cc Thiamine and 1.5 cc Nuflor and i ran to the vet for more. Two hrs later i gave 4cc Nuflor(SQ) and 4cc Dexamethasone for pain & inflamation.
The vet said to give her the Nuflor antibiitic every other day and the Dexa (for pain& inflamation) every day but didn't say anything about Thiamine. I'm waiting for a call back from him.
I wanna be agressive with the tratment but i don't wanna overdose her either.



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