Dead Baby What Should I Do?!

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Caroline Jackson, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. Caroline Jackson

    Caroline Jackson Member

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    Feb 11, 2020
    North Carolina
    This morning I found one of my doelings dead. Her eyelids, super pale, no color, whatsoever.
    I dewormed my herd because they all seemed to have slightly low FAMANCHA score.
    I dewormed with cydectin, safeguard, and I did a 5 day Corid treatment. They all seem to be doing well, but I still have two babies and a doe that still have pale eyelids.
    I’m worried that the same thing could happen to them so I want to prevent it.
    I collected a fecal sample from the dead doeling this morning when she passed, so hopefully it’s suitable enough to take to the vet for a fecal.
    What should I do now?
     
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  2. Caroline Jackson

    Caroline Jackson Member

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    Feb 11, 2020
    North Carolina
    I would like to add that I dewormed around 2-3 weeks ago!
     
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  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    When a goat dies, the color of the inner lower eyelids will be white, the blood isn't flowing anymore to keep color there.

    Get a fecal about 10 days later at minimum, from when you wormed or treated them for cocci and worms to see where they are at.

    Treating blindly is not wise, if you have death going on.

    How much wormer/cocci meds were given of each? How much do the goats weigh?
    If wormers were underdosed, it will create power worms, if repeated often.

    Could of been silent pneumonia as well.

    A necropsy would of been the true answer.

    Giving red cell orally at 6 cc's per 100 lbs will help rebuild their blood.
    Give daily for 1 week, then 1 x a week thereafter, until famancha borderline safe. At any time this happens stop.

    Get a sample from one of the other goats as well, the worse one and take that in too.
     
  4. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sorry you lost her. I would have a necropsy done.
     
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  5. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    So sorry for your loss! I hope you find out the reason she died.
     
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  6. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Also know that if the wormer was given orally, she may have bled out. For future reference, always always get a fecal done with a count, they may need iron - b-complex or red cell.....
     
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  7. Caroline Jackson

    Caroline Jackson Member

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    Feb 11, 2020
    North Carolina
    I’m going to take sample tomorrow and take them straight to my vet! Thankfully my vet is very knowledgeable about goats and parasite control, so I’m interested to see what the course of plan will be if there are parasites shown on the fecal exam/count.
     
  8. Caroline Jackson

    Caroline Jackson Member

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    Feb 11, 2020
    North Carolina
    I took the sample to the vet and it came back completely clean! No parasites at all, so that tells me that the dewormer treatment worked. I’ve been giving red cell once a day for the past three days, anything else I should give to improve low FAMACHA?
     
  9. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    I think a fecal analysis from the doe and kids with poor FAMACHA would be more valuable than one from the dead doe.
     
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  10. Caroline Jackson

    Caroline Jackson Member

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    Feb 11, 2020
    North Carolina
    I took a fecal from a buckling and a doe that had low FAMACHA.
     
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  11. fivemoremiles

    fivemoremiles Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    western montana
    there are other things your doe could have died from.
    Bloat
    poisonous plants
    Pneumonia
    Head trauma
    Or she just died to spite you
     
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  12. Caileigh Jane Smith

    Caileigh Jane Smith Active Member

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    Dec 1, 2019
    Missouri, USA
    I'm so sorry you lost her. :'( I hope you can find answers for your other goats. I have used Red Cell, as mentioned above, with great success. Also, you might look in to copper boluses if the fecal indicates that barber pole is an issue. Bolusing has helped turn some of my goats around pretty quickly!