Anemic Goat.....

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by carrotsnranch, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. carrotsnranch

    carrotsnranch Active Member

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    Jun 23, 2018
    Fuquay NC
    Have an anemic nigie buck. His eyelids were red just the other day, very strange and unusual. Anyways last night they were white, he is fairly lethargic and not eating food. I gave him several things last night. He's been dewormed. B12. Red cell. Electrolytes. Kaopectate. Etc.
    Can I give antibiotics?? Would that help or hinder?
    What do y'all do?
    So scary. Ive never had something like this happen with a goat. How can I help him????
     
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  2. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki

    Is he dehydrated?
     

  3. carrotsnranch

    carrotsnranch Active Member

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    Jun 23, 2018
    Fuquay NC
    He did escape pen yesterday...maybe didn't get to water? I have buckets of cool water laying around for escapee chickens and goats...but he could have not drank it/known where to go...
     
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  4. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    No need for antibiotics
    What dewormer did u give
    Give B complex
    Get a fecal ASAP
    Drench him with electrolytes, goats need about a gallon / day
     
  5. carrotsnranch

    carrotsnranch Active Member

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    Jun 23, 2018
    Fuquay NC
    Gave B complex
    Bimectin. TSC was out of all else.
    How do you do a fecal? Vet can't come right now.

     
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  6. carrotsnranch

    carrotsnranch Active Member

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    Jun 23, 2018
    Fuquay NC
    Also is scouring very bad...dont know if I mentioned above
     
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  7. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    Was he scouring before or after you gave him all that stuff? If his lids were good and pink a few days ago then white two days later he may not have needed the wormer. Something else could be going on. And you do not know if the wormer you gave will even treat for what worms he has. You always should do a fecal before worming... now it will not show you a true count. If you scoop up some of the scours now Rollins may be able to tell you something from it. I dunno.

    He needs...
    temp taken

    electrolytes or gatorade even molasses water if he will not drink the other stuff. The molasses water may taste sweet to him and make him want to drink.

    put him in a stall by himself with hay and drinks only. No pellet

    Do you know where he was eating when he got out? He could have gotten into something poisonous.

    You are close enough to ncsu vet that i would call and see about taking him in to them. If you had not wormed him you could have dropped off a poop sample at rollins which is less than a mile from ncsu vet. Not eating, not drinking, lethargic, scouring.... all bad in themselves but together much worse.
     
  8. carrotsnranch

    carrotsnranch Active Member

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    Jun 23, 2018
    Fuquay NC
    Scouring before. It seems to be clearing up (the scouring)
    The eyelids were red a little over a week ago, I checked.
    All the meds and wormer is just what the vet said to do
    Hopefully can get an appt with her today. If not I'll go to NCSU.

    I was gone when he got out, otherwise I would have put him up!

    Ah shucks didn't know you could drop fecals there. That would have been easy.

    Will do molasses water, he seems to love it anyways.
     
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  9. carrotsnranch

    carrotsnranch Active Member

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    Jun 23, 2018
    Fuquay NC
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    Drank a little molasses when I put his head in the bowl. He's been in the stall so I left it open to see if he wanted to walk, so he did.

    I've been sick myself and with an earache so soon as I'm back we're meeting the vet.
     

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  10. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    collect his poop in a bag and take to vet. Tell them to run a fecal to include coccidia. Call before you take it in. Sounds like worms
     
  11. carrotsnranch

    carrotsnranch Active Member

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    Jun 23, 2018
    Fuquay NC
    Vet came out. He had upper respiratory virus which then allowed worms to take over. She has wormed him, antibiotics for URV. Hopefully he gets better...
     
  12. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Glad the vet came out.
     
  13. carrotsnranch

    carrotsnranch Active Member

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    Jun 23, 2018
    Fuquay NC
    Me too!!!!

    Thank you all for help.
    In future, do any of y'all do fecals at home?
     
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  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  15. MuldrowBeeandGoatFarm

    MuldrowBeeandGoatFarm Well-Known Member

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    Oct 24, 2019
    Texas
    Yes, I run my own fecals at home..... @jschies taught me how to do it.....it is fairly easy and worth learning
     
  16. carrotsnranch

    carrotsnranch Active Member

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    Jun 23, 2018
    Fuquay NC
    An update! He seems to be ALOT better. Accustomed to his daily routines of vitamins, and such ;)
    He HATED people before this but he has become SO sweet and is now eating animal crackers and seems to be perking up!!! Yay!! Praying this continues!!!
     
  17. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    There are alot of good videos in Utube to do fecals at home. I do my own. Its not that hard.
     
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  18. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California