Case of the Snots

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Pheonix08, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Pheonix08

    Pheonix08 New Member

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    Mar 9, 2008
    Western N.Y.
    Can goats have cold medicine.
    We have a 9month old a case of the snots but find other wise.
    Should I start her on antibiotics?
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    If she has no temp......... I wouldn't give her antibiotics........

    what color is the snot? If it is clear it is normal........it is caused by the change in the weather
    or sometimes allergies ect...............how is her appetite and Is she drinking water?
     

  3. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    What color is it? Does she have a temp?
    If it is clear or sort of white a couple of days of eith VetRx in the nose or a dab of Vicks will help. Or~A drop of peppermint oil should clear it up.
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California

    nancy D .... :) ..looks like we sent it at about the same time........great minds think a like....LOL
     
  5. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Yup we sure did Toth...Pheonix most of us dont use antibiotics unless there IS a temp.
    We understand your concern to help your doe...did you get a temp on her?
    In addition, the color of the snot would indicate if this is serious.
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    nancy D............ is right............. :) :thumbup:
     
  7. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    If the snot is clear it is just a cold -- if it is differnt colors like green then you need to start on antibiotics.

    This is the time for colds.

    VetRx is my choice when there is a slight drainage
     
  8. deenak

    deenak New Member

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    Oct 10, 2007
    Ames Iowa
    I am also a fan of Vet Rx it is kind of like Vicks Vaporub for goats. Afew drops on their nostrils and they seem to clear up.