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Discussion Starter · #22 ·
Personally I wouldn't. It could upset her rumen.
Did you ever get her temp?

Does she have a bit of an udder? Can't tell with her being so furry. Have you checked her legs? If you feel it's possible she's bred and not delivered in Time you can get a vet involved.
She usually retains her udder and I haven't noticed it getting bagged up or larger. I can check for colostrum/milk.
 

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I agree with goofy goat. You don't want to over do and upset her tummy.
Guinness extra stout is good. Open and leave on the counter to flatten out some and come to room temp. I dont worry about it being real flat
 

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We really need her temp to help us know what might be going on. 101.5 -103.5 is normal range
 

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I agree with goofy goat. You don't want to over do and upset her tummy.
Guinness extra stout is good. Open and leave on the counter to flatten out some and come to room temp. I dont worry about it being real flat
Great, thank you! My parents are about to go out and will pick up some Guinness Extra Stout for her.
 

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Temp is a tad high...I would go with duramycin 1 cc per 20 pounds sub q once a day. Lift a good tent and hold that tent and jiggle about after injection to help move the medication and decrease the sting. Do the beer and probiotics 2-3 hours after antibiotics.

Hope she feels better soon!!
 

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Ok thank you!
This may be dumb, but what is the beer for? What does it help with? Thank you!

We’ve had goats for almost 8 years but to my knowledge this is the first time we’ve had a sick doe - so I’m pretty rusty regarding medications. :hide:

How much should I give of the oral probiotic paste ? (Probios)
Just the amount on the package? Thank you!
 

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I checked her udder and there was no milk. Ligaments were hard so she’s not in labor! lol

Her left side felt hard whereas her right side was squishy.

Rumen sounded like raindrops on a roof. Is that good? :hide:
I didn’t use a stethoscope though so maybe it would’ve sounded different if I had.
 

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Ok..since you started the penicillin..stick with that for 5 to 7 days. 1 cc per 20 pounds is dose and yes always sub q. Be sure to pull back plunger before injection..no blood is good to go..see blood..re adjust and try again.
 

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Thank you both! I’ll continue with the penicillin!

Is it possible her fever is contagious? Should I start my other girls on antibiotics just in case? I think they are all pregnant and one is due in a week or so.

I’ll try to keep an eye on Lucy (sick doe) and everybody else’s temps to see if anything changes.

And again, thank you both so much! I really appreciate it!!!
 

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No..dont start the others on antibiotics unless they present their own symptoms. Just keep an eye on everyone. ;)
 
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