baby coughin

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Thanatos, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

    937
    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    Hey now i know i sound like a new parent, but to goats I am. While I milkin Luna this mornin I heard Cleo coughin. It was a bit like a cold cough. Just a touch phlemy. her temp 103. Her appitite enormous. her in-trouble factor was high. so the only symptom is a cough. Should I worry? :shrug:
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    goats can get a cold but also it can mean lung worms, dusty hay, pneumonia or exersized induced asthma.

    But because it sounds flemmy I would go with more like a cold. VetRx in her nose helps with symptoms. I also like to give Nutri Drench because it has a lot of vitamines in it which are helpful for fighting off a cold.

    keep an eye on the temp so that it doesnt turn into pneumonia. IF he nose starts to have a discharge and it is green in color seh will need antibiotics.
     

  3. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

    937
    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    cool is vetrx a brand name?

    Also i dont have nuti drench.....but I have a colostrum replacer that seems to be full of not but vitamins would thes work?
     
  4. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Yep Stacey said it all. :clap:
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    VetRx can be found at TSC or www.jefferslivestock.com I reccomend that you get some

    Nutri drench also I reccomend you get as well. In a pinch children's liquid vitamines can be substituted. I dotn think the colostrum replacer will work
     
  6. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

    937
    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    Yep I just told my wife we thought we were prepaired for the goats and the kid, but then..... So when I get paid i will be spendin a bit on goat health care stuff so....new post
     
  7. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    do a search - there are quite a few that list what to have on hand :shades: :wink:
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    yep ...stacey did say it all.... :thumbup: :)