“blind” and unstable doe??

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by 8-Nigerian-8, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. 8-Nigerian-8

    8-Nigerian-8 Member

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    Mar 25, 2017
    Hello everyone, I have a doe with sudden polio like symptoms. I was locking up the does and I noticed she wasn’t in the shed and I found her outside covered in snow (this was one of the coldest days we’ve had in a while). She was out of sorts & confused. I got her up and she was super unsteady and almost seemed paralyzed in the hind end and had a hard time keeping her legs under her. I put her in the barn with a heater and 1 other calm doe and she was acting blind and bumping against the wall a little bit but then she found the food and started eating. She would also circle too. I’m currently researching but thought I would post on here to see if you guys have any ideas. I brought in a doe a few months back from another herd and I didn’t realize but my mom had just started throwing some grain out for the does these past few weeks so i’m wondering if the imported doe is a carrier and the affected one ate her feces while going for grain?
    •They’re fed high quality hay from a round with no mold, dust, etc
    •She doesn’t have any facial drooping or drool yet
    •She’s a 4yr old
     
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Start immediate treatment for polio/listeriosis.
     

  3. 8-Nigerian-8

    8-Nigerian-8 Member

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    Mar 25, 2017
    The only thing I have on hand right now is “high level vitamin B complex” it has thiamine hydrochloride at 100 mg per 1 ml. Online it said to dose at 10mg/kg as a minimum and she weighs about 40 pounds so she should get 2 mls intramuscular?
     
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  4. 8-Nigerian-8

    8-Nigerian-8 Member

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    Mar 25, 2017
    I also have penicillin so should we treat with both to cover either one? Online it said to give a big dose of penicillin but was unspecific in dosage
     
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  5. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Give high levels of vitamin b complex sub Q under the skin). They pee out any excess. Penicillin is 1 cc per 10# body weight.
    Tennessee meat goats site has excellent suggestions for polio and listeria.

    Good luck.
     
  6. 8-Nigerian-8

    8-Nigerian-8 Member

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    Mar 25, 2017
    thank you, what would high levels be considered? Like 5mls?
     
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  7. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    I hope things go well.
     
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  8. 8-Nigerian-8

    8-Nigerian-8 Member

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    Mar 25, 2017
    Thx, what would a high level be for a 40 pound goat? 5mls?
     
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  9. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    @8-Nigerian-8 oh man. I just got through 2 polio goats. Its not pretty. I got my vet involved. Do you have access to a vet?
    I gave my two 5ml injections 3x daily for 3 days of both. But I did it according to my vet. Good luck. Keep in it for the long haul.
     
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  10. 8-Nigerian-8

    8-Nigerian-8 Member

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    Mar 25, 2017
    We don’t have many goat vets but we’re gonna bring her into one tomorrow. Thank you
     
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  11. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
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  12. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    She needs 500mg thiamine every 4 to 6 hours
    Penicillin 1 cc per 10 pounds every 4 to 6 hours
    Banamine or dex once a day for brain swelling

    This is around the clock dosing. Also making sure she eats and stays hydrated.
     
  13. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  14. 8-Nigerian-8

    8-Nigerian-8 Member

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    Mar 25, 2017
    how much banamine?
     
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  15. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Banamine is 1 cc per 100 pounds once a day for 3 day. After day 3 evaluate daily if its still needed based on neurological issues.

    Best wishes
     
  16. 8-Nigerian-8

    8-Nigerian-8 Member

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    Mar 25, 2017
    Thanks! She’s gotten considerably better since last night so I think we caught it early. Sub Q or in the muscle ?
     
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  17. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Wonderful news. Banamine can be given SubQ
     
  18. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  19. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Keep treating with penicillin for at least 1 day past the last symptoms. Glad things are better!
     
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  20. Carl47

    Carl47 Member

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    Jan 29, 2018
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