Baby goat swollen knee limping suddenly... Joint Ill possibly ??

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by erica4481, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. erica4481

    erica4481 Active Member

    Mar 26, 2013
    Georgia
    What is the treatment for joint Ill. How do I know for sure what it is?
     
  2. erica4481

    erica4481 Active Member

    Mar 26, 2013
    Georgia
    Her temp is 107.3!!!
     

  3. erica4481

    erica4481 Active Member

    Mar 26, 2013
    Georgia
    What can I do?!! I have baytri if that will work. Just need the dosage
     
  4. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Baytril is the best for joint ill but I don't know dosage. I'd give banamine too if you have it. That is 1cc per 100 lbs.
     
  5. erica4481

    erica4481 Active Member

    Mar 26, 2013
    Georgia
    Is 1/2 cc enough? How often for how long do I give it to her. Is this something that will kill her or easily treated.
     
  6. erica4481

    erica4481 Active Member

    Mar 26, 2013
    Georgia
    I found a dosage of 1cc per 20 lbs for 5 days....does that sound right?
     
  7. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I've never used it so hopefully someone on here who has can verify. I'd go with it for now.
     
  8. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Baytril 100 is 1 cc per 25# sub Q..with joint ill you need to give it for 10 days...Banamine for at least 3 days to help with inflammation and pain as well as fever...
    check his navel...if its infected you need to clean it ...diluted iodine will work....

    keep him well hydrated....cool compressed behind his ears and arm pit area will help cool him down...

    besy wishes
     
  9. erica4481

    erica4481 Active Member

    Mar 26, 2013
    Georgia
    ImageUploadedByGoat Forum1457058625.527186.jpg She's a 7 day old mini lamancha. 1/2 cc should be enough right? ....I checked her navel and don't see anything wrong with it.
    I only have enough baytril left to give her 1/2 cc for 5 days .....I will have to get more baytril and also banamine from the vet in the morning
     
  10. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Oh my goodness...she is a doll!!!!

    yes..I bet 1/2 cc is enough : ) glad her belly button looks good....hopefully you are ahead of the infection : )
     
  11. erica4481

    erica4481 Active Member

    Mar 26, 2013
    Georgia
    I just left the vet and got Bana mine and mire baytril. The vet said to give baytril in muscle for 14 days.....do I have to do in muscle or is sub q ok too. She only weighs 5 lbs so finding muscle isn't easy and I just hate doing muscle injections...
     
  12. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
  13. erica4481

    erica4481 Active Member

    Mar 26, 2013
    Georgia
    "Zinnia" is already doing much better! She's not limping amymore or screaming in pain and her fever is down
     
  14. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Glad she is doing better.
     
  15. erica4481

    erica4481 Active Member

    Mar 26, 2013
    Georgia
    The vet only gave me enough banamine for 1 day and didn't want to give me that but I insisted .......She said that it would only mask her symptoms .
     
  16. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    ugh..Im sorry he didn't give more...3 days would be best...but you can give baby aspirin to help some...so glad she is feeling better!!
     
  17. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    I know you know this, but continue the treatment until the full 14 days is up. I made that mistake many years ago and lost a kid.
     
  18. NyGoatMom

    NyGoatMom Shady Acre Homestead Supporting Member

    Glad she is improving!
     
  19. erica4481

    erica4481 Active Member

    Mar 26, 2013
    Georgia
    Ok....I will definitely continue the meds for the full 14 days .
    She was bouncing around playing with the other babies today for the 1st time in several days ImageUploadedByGoat Forum1457323271.757549.jpg
     
  20. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    YIKES>. I want her !!! What a doll!!