Has a fecal been pulled to check for lung worm?
Draxxin is great for hitting the lungs..baytril is not the antibiotic I would choose either for a simple cough. If the goat doesn't run a fever or act unwell other wise...I would have that fecal done.
Meadowmistlabs.com are good and really reasonably priced. $6 for regular fecal which includes coccidia check and $6 additionally to add lingqorm test which is done differently.
I've had fecals on them, and treated for cocci and tapeworm, and asked for a check on lungworm, but my vet insists lungworm just isn't an issue around here. I bought the buck from a different area, though... I'll look into meadowmistlabs. that's cheaper than my vet's fecal checks!
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Thanks! I'll try sending a sample to them and see if we can get some answers whenever the boys decide to poop in my presence. They're constantly little poop machines until I want a sample from them, and then they can hold it for hours! haha