Doe is off-feed, away from herd.

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by CaramelKittey, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    Not yet but I will get it soon. :)
    Do you happen to know of any chain stores that carry it? The closest brewery that carries Guinness is about 50 miles away..
     
  2. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    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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  3. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    We found a closer brewery. Are any of these three considered dark flat beer? Thank you!
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  4. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    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
     
  5. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    We really need her temp to help us know what might be going on. 101.5 -103.5 is normal range
     
  6. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    @GoofyGoat and @happybleats

    Just took Temp and it was high at 104.4

    We have injectable penicillin and some Duramycin we could give as an antibiotic. Which do you think is best?
    Thank you both so much!
     
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  7. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    Great, thank you! My parents are about to go out and will pick up some Guinness Extra Stout for her.
     
  8. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    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!!
     
  9. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    She has a fever, beer isn't going to fix it.
     
  10. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    We injected her with 5 CC Penicillin. We did it SubQ. We rubbed it in too for her so it wouldn’t sting.
     
  11. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    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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  12. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    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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  13. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    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.
     
  14. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas

    Scroll up a bit..I explained it
     
  15. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    Basically the dark flat beer jumpstarts the rumen, and probios maintains it.
    I agree with @happybleats, now that you started the pen g you need to keep it up.
    Watch for any other symptoms as a fever usually comes for a reason.
     
  16. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    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!!!
     
  17. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    No..dont start the others on antibiotics unless they present their own symptoms. Just keep an eye on everyone. ;)
     
  18. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    We took Lucy’s temperature again this morning and thankfully it was 101.2! We gave her another shot of Penicillin (5 CC, given SubQ) and she did eat a little this morning. :)
     
  19. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Hoping for continued improvement for Lucy!
     
  20. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    I’m so glad she’s starting to eat. Give her some pine branches if you can. Since you did beer yesterday, today do probios and vitamin b. Wait 3-4 hours after the pen g shot though.
    Keep it up, you’re doing great.