Coughing goat

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Cinder, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Cinder

    Cinder New Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    My 15 month old Nigerian doeling has been coughing a dry, hacking type of cough for several months now. I've treated with Ivermectin paste ten days apart - giving her three treatments. She's still coughing.... none of my other goats are coughing at this point.

    It's not from dusty hay.

    Any ideas?
  2. Mully

    Mully New Member

    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    Watch for pneumonia as this season has been rather damp.

  3. helmstead

    helmstead New Member

    Oct 1, 2008
    Alfordsville, IN
    If they have ever had lungworm, symptoms will persist for a good while after treatment as the lungs heal...but IDK if a goatling that young would have lesions from lungworm, I'd have to ask a vet.

    Is it dry there? Lots of pollen? Dust?
  4. Again, as posted it is hard to say.

    pneumonia will do this.

    Lungworm will do this. Ivermectin and Valbazin works for this.

    And dust etc will do this too. All my goats used to cough all the time when feeding. I added more molasses to the mix and that has stopped but now with little rain they get to coughing with the dust every so often. If it is a weasing cough though, I would go with one or too.
  5. Cinder

    Cinder New Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    It's not a wheezing cough. It is not dry here... this is the wettest summer we've had on record for Colorado.
  6. Then I would have to say maybe lung worm or pneumonia.

    With the wetness and heat the worms would be my first guess.

    However with the rain it does not leave out pneumonia.

    A dry cough would be in my opinion lung worms.

    Also it has been a few days how are things?
  7. Cinder

    Cinder New Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    jdgray716 asked:
    Thank you very much for asking.... she seems to be the same. She's coughing less than the last couple of months but is still coughing some, every day.
  8. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Is it possible that she could have an allergy? It seems odd that even if it were lungworms that at her age it would cause scarring in her lungs.

    Is she being a normal healthy goat otherwise?
  9. Cinder

    Cinder New Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    liz asked:
    Yes, she seems to be perfectly fine in all other ways... she's just still coughing some, every day.
  10. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    Did u try a round of vet-rx? Cant hurt
  11. Cinder

    Cinder New Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    What is vet-rx?
  12. bheila

    bheila New Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Kent, Wa