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Goats still sick

I have treated my goats for lungworm and had them on antibiotics for seven days. Still two of them sound raspy and have some clear snot. I take great care if them. Worm them regularly clean goat barn everyday and have pine shavings. Pasture during the day. Look healthy. Nice new hay and water. Seems like goats are hard to care for. Mine are bred NDs. I am now at a loss to what to do. Vet has seen them.
 

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What did the vet say? It sounds to me like it is pneumonia. You need Draxxin from the vet. It is a 7 day antibiotic for pneumonia. Get 2 shots for a full 14 day coverage. Draxxin was what cured my girls.

Don't let the vet tell you that one shot will work longer than 7 days. It doesn't.
 

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I agree with karen draxxin was the only thing that worked on ours. You could ty benadryl in case it's allergies, it will either work or not
 

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I thought I posted this but do not see it on here. Anyway here goes. I have Nigis. I keep a clean barn. Cleaned each day. Fresh hay. Pasture for daytime. Wormed regular. All shots up to date. Fresh water and grain. I have treated them for lungworm just to make sure. I have given them an antibiotic for 7 days for respiratory per Vet. Still today runny nose and a little raspy. I have 4 goats. Two seem OK. These goats are getting to be expensive as they seem to be hard keepers My girls are bred for Nov and Dec kid in. What to do?
 

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Pneumonia? If so, Draxxin.


Allergies? If so, changing feed, vet Rx, and/or Benadryl.
 

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Oh! And happybleats mentioned something about Tussin.
 

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Do they have a temp? It could be a cold or allergies. If their temp is normal it might just be that. If not, you might want to call a vet. What antibiotic did you give them? Some are better than others and they might need something stronger if they have pneumonia.

It's that time of year for colds. I have one that had a very runny nose (clear), yucky cough and no temp. I'm using herbs and VetRX to help her clear up and she's making improvements. She is a little raspy now with a little runny nose. I'm dosing everyone with herbal immunity on top of it. I keep checking temps. If she was the same, worse, or had a temp, I'd be calling in the vet to determine if it was pneumonia. But this is what's working for me right now and we each need to figure out what works for us. Some goats are indeed harder to keep.
 

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No temp at 102. My daughter is a vet that's why I did antibiotics for a week. She is calling vet school to goat specialist. I just wanted to hear from goat exp on here. Mine ate eating well and energetic. Just the runny nose and cough and a little raspy. Two are not doing it but two are. I had them on cenel antibiotic 7 days.
 

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Excenel is a one-location antibiotic. Meaning where you put it, it normally stays. Which is why there's not a withholding for milk, as it doesn't get into the bloodstream or other bodily fluids. It's great stuff for feet issues given in the leg, or open wounds.
 

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Thanks for all the good advice. She called the veterinary school of medicine and talked to goat specialist. She told her what needed to be done. Thanks
 
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