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My vet often gave thiamine as well when goats sick.
La 200 is ok in a pinch if you can't get a better antibiotic asap. 1 cc per 20 pounds sub q once a day.
Give garlic and vit c to help boost immunity.

Its good he's nursing well.
 

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Vet said pneumonia most likely. She thinks the pawing is just him acting weak and trying to walk. He's a little more alert now, got antibiotics and meds to bring down the fever. Still nursing well. He's in a pen with his mom so now all we can do is keep up that treatment, wait, and pray. Thank you all for the guidance!
 

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So glad he is starting to improve! I hope he recovers quickly for you!! :hug:
Thank you! I'm holding out hope that he makes a full recovery. The vet did mention that it's very iffy with "premies", but hopefully the fact that he did so well after being born early means he's strong. I just worry about if he was a little behind on lung development that pneumonia might be harder for him to get over.
 

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Draxxin is a great antibiotic for lung infections. While i prefer nuflor for daily use..giving draxxin 2 times 7 days apart goes directly to the lungs. I would continue the nuflor along with Draxxin. Draxxin is pricy!!. Key is stop the infection quickly before damage is done.
Other things to help the lungs is essential oils. A Doterra blend called Breath is excellent. Daily garlic is always good.
 

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Draxxin is a great antibiotic for lung infections. While i prefer nuflor for daily use..giving draxxin 2 times 7 days apart goes directly to the lungs. I would continue the nuflor along with Draxxin. Draxxin is pricy!!. Key is stop the infection quickly before damage is done.
Other things to help the lungs is essential oils. A Doterra blend called Breath is excellent. Daily garlic is always good.
I'll have to check and see which antibiotic the vet gave. I was dealing with a 1 year old human child that was throwing a fit so I had to go inside the house when the vet was here. I do actually have a bottle of Doterra Breath so I'll give that a try! We do garlic as a preventative so I'll keep that up too. I hadn't given it to the babies yet, but do I need to make it into a paste or anything? The older goats just get an unpeeled piece in their handful of treats.
 

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Sorry you human kid was ill..sure hope he/she is feeling better.
With Breath..just add a drop or 2 to carrier and rub on goats chest..and can do a swipe under his nose.

Making a garlic paste does make it easier to gice garlic to kids. You can even dilute the measures dose to be able to drench it.
 

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Sorry you human kid was ill..sure hope he/she is feeling better.
With Breath..just add a drop or 2 to carrier and rub on goats chest..and can do a swipe under his nose.

Making a garlic paste does make it easier to gice garlic to kids. You can even dilute the measures dose to be able to drench it.
Oh the human kid wasn't ill.....just ill-behaved lol!!
 

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He is showing slight improvement. He's not walking too much, but he does move from spot to spot. We had the heat lamp on because it got cold overnight (about 40 degrees). He was standing and had a full tummy when we checked this morning. He's been a little more alert, looking around and responding to us coming into the pen, so that's good to see! Before we started the antibiotics he was just sleeping all the time and we would have to pick him up.
 

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Just a heads up just in case type scenario
Keep a close eye on his joints..look for any joint swelling. A bad infection can cause joint ill. I had a young buckling years ago have a severe case of pneumonia. Took longer than normal seemed to get better..he then started limping and we noticed swollen knee. We took him to our vet to rule out a break. Sadly the infection settled in his joints. We learned that if infection goes sepsis it can effect one or more joints or the bladder and kidney. Aggressive treatment will be needed as soon as you suspect joint ill. Similar to naval ill, 10 full days of a strong antibiotic would be needed along with dexamethsone an vit c.
 

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Just a heads up just in case type scenario
Keep a close eye on his joints..look for any joint swelling. A bad infection can cause joint ill. I had a young buckling years ago have a severe case of pneumonia. Took longer than normal seemed to get better..he then started limping and we noticed swollen knee. We took him to our vet to rule out a break. Sadly the infection settled in his joints. We learned that if infection goes sepsis it can effect one or more joints or the bladder and kidney. Aggressive treatment will be needed as soon as you suspect joint ill. Similar to naval ill, 10 full days of a strong antibiotic would be needed along with dexamethsone an vit c.
We actually had one of our other goats with pneumonia and joint-ill this summer. It was touch and go, but she survived it and now you'd never be able to tell anything was ever wrong with her! Thank you for the heads up though. I will keep a close eye on it!
 

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SO glad he is doing better. When we get pneumonia here, it takes 2-3 days or so to see them truly getting back to normal. It's yucky stuff. I agree about the Draxin! We lost an adult to fast-acting pneumonia recently (necropsied by vet. Jumping around fine night before and no symptoms, next morning gone) and he gave me draxin for the rest of the herd in case it was contagious as we'd had 2 die like that at once. It was a rough week. But he said it targets the lungs and is longer lasting.
 

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Pneumonia is tough on the herd. There are two kinds. Interstitial pneumonia also known as silent pneumonia. Most likely what your goat had Jubilee as it is quick to kill. Often first sign is a dead goat. This type is not contagious.
Pasteurella pneumonia is contagious and temp can get super high. We had this blow through our herd some years back. Lost one doe but saved the rest. Many of temps were as high as 108.
We keep a close eye on everyone when we have extreme temperature changes.
 
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