Antibiotic question??

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Muddy Creek Farm, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    I need to get an antibiotic for pnemonia. Is LA200 and Duramycin (sp?) the same thing? It so what is the dosage? Please reply if you know!
     
  2. moonspinner

    moonspinner Member

    154
    Oct 5, 2007
    western NY
    Duramycin is the generic form of LA so dose would be 1cc/20#
    Hope they start recovering quickly.
     

  3. getchagoat (Julie)

    getchagoat (Julie) New Member

    603
    Oct 5, 2007
    Waco, KY
    Don't forget probios or something comparable!!
     
  4. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Yes I will definatly follow up with probios! Hopefully he'll make it! I couldn't get anything yesterday TSC was closed, hopefully it isn't too late :( Please pray that he recovers.
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    give everyone who has signs a dose, one dose should do it for them

    but for the one who is worse off give a second shot 24 hours later at half the dose of the first shot. Unless you see improvement. Doing it this way will keep the antibiotic in his system longer and help him fight it.

    yogurt or probios would be good as already suggested.
     
  6. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    I just talked to a breeder friend and she doesn't like La200 (Duramycin) and said she likes Naxell (sp?) better soo.....

    Darn it! I was going to go pick up Azriel today (my friend is giving me, for a trade) but I didn't want to bring her home to sickness!
     
  7. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    naxcel is good but with a goat sick with pneumonia you need to act quick and use what you have available to you.

    Naxcel if from the vet only
     
  8. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    I hope he gets better!! :hug:
     
  9. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
  10. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    I don't know how, but it has spread to atleast half of our goats! Although some just have a cough and runny nose.
     
  11. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    Aww, that isn't good. Keep us posted.
     
  12. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    treat them all even just the light coughs and sniffles.

    You need to hit this hard. YOu can do this.
     
  13. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    How do you know it is Pneumonia? Are the lungs rattling? Runny nose and cough is not a reason to treat with a antibiotic. I assume that there is more to it. Do any have a temp?
     
  14. laststraw

    laststraw New Member

    175
    Oct 6, 2007
    New Mexico
    Keep us posted, Chelsey - we're pulling for you! And, your goats, too!!
     
  15. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    He has thick green snott is wheezing and has a cough, I don't have a thermometor, My dog broke it! I gave everyone a shot tonight, they all have a slight cough and stuffy noses soo......
     
  16. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Thanks guys, the GS is such a great place!
     
  17. trob1

    trob1 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Middle TN
    I had the same thing run thru my herd awhile back when I got new goats and everyone got a shot and some got a shot the second day. Everyone got better thankfully. Anybody weezing I would think about doing a second shot tomorrow. That is what I did.
     
  18. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Thanks Teresa, that helped me relax a little. I am deffinatly going to follow up with a shot tomorrow on several of them, and then Probios all round!
     
  19. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    good work Chelsey! I am sure they will be on the road to recovery tomorrow :D
     
  20. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    OMG, I gave this to some bred does! I didn't know it would hurt the kids! I feel horrible, I am crying I can barely see the keyboard!