4 week old buckling not well

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by YouGoatMe, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. alisonbond

    alisonbond New Member

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    Gas? The pawing is usually a belly ache isn't it? Had the same thing happen to a baby calf. Thought I was going to lose her, she burped, farted and ran off!
     
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  2. YouGoatMe

    YouGoatMe Well-Known Member

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    May 31, 2020
    Texas
    I thought it might be stomach problems, but he was pawing at the air. Eventually he did it at the beginning of each step. Now that he's on antibiotics and meds he stopped doing it completely.
     

  3. I wonder if it had to do with him having a hard time breathing. Maybe, or that his chest was hurting.
     
  4. YouGoatMe

    YouGoatMe Well-Known Member

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    May 31, 2020
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    Cole is a little more active today. Much more alert than he has been. He wasn't standing when I went in to the barn this morning, but was sitting up looking around. We've still got a couple more days of antibiotics so I'm praying we continue to see progress! I miss seeing him bounce around everywhere! I did make sure to feel all his joints and I can't feel any swelling.
     
  5. YouGoatMe

    YouGoatMe Well-Known Member

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    May 31, 2020
    Texas
    I am so very happy to report that today Cole seems to be back to his normal self. Walking around like normal and even a little playing with the other babies. Thanks again for all the help, support and advice!
     
  6. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
  7. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    So good to hear!
     
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  8. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Oh thankyou.! So glad to hear.he is doing well!
     
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  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Corning California
  10. YouGoatMe

    YouGoatMe Well-Known Member

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    May 31, 2020
    Texas
    Well Cole is back to not doing well. He's pooping and peeing fine and has a normal temp, but he just won't get up and go. His back legs seem weak. He can still nurse, but won't stand long and doesn't want to walk. His breathing sounds normal, but looks kind of shaky and every now and then he kind of trembles. I've giving him vitamin b complex gel and also a shot of thiamine and a little nutridrench. After the antibiotics he seemed his normal self for about a week, and now he's declining again. Joints all seem normal and not swollen. I don't know what else to do now....as nothing really seems too wrong other than the fact that he just acts like he has zero energy.
     
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  11. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Let’s get some selenium in him for sure. Can you get Replamin plus gel? Put a pea sized amount on your finger and dab on his tongue.
     
  12. YouGoatMe

    YouGoatMe Well-Known Member

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    May 31, 2020
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    He will be 6 weeks tomorrow. I don't have replamin plus, but the gels I gave him were Selenium and vitamin E with probiotics, and Vitamin B complex. I just came back in from checking on him. He seems a little more alert but definitely wobbly/weak and not wanting to move.
     
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  13. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Let’s get an updated rectal temp and FAMACHA check.
     
  14. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Which antibiotic did he receive again?
     
  15. YouGoatMe

    YouGoatMe Well-Known Member

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    May 31, 2020
    Texas
    He got LA-200. The vet said since we had it on hand it would work fine. He got it for 5 days. As soon as my husband takes his lunch break I will get out there again and re-check temp and famacha.
     
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  16. YouGoatMe

    YouGoatMe Well-Known Member

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    May 31, 2020
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    Temp is 102.6 and FAMACHA between 2 and 3, but closer to a 2.
     
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  17. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    I would dose with 1 raw clove of garlic (blend with water and syringe feed if needed) get a fecal sample run for parasites. Cayenne pepper with raw honey rubbed on his gums for energy.
     
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  18. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    At this age, coccidia could be causing him some issues.
     
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  19. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Is he on coccidia prevention yet? Any stiffness in his legs..ears held stiff ..any ridged-ness?
     
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