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We have an 8 week old goat that is suffering from Enterotoxemia as diagnosed by the vet this morning. She was given baking soda, antitoxin, banemine and pen g.

An hour after the vet left her fever was down to 103.3, but came back up to 105.8 a few hours after that.

How often to we give the antitoxin or banemine? Anything else we can do for her today to keep her comfortable?
 

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1 cc per 5# sub Q of c d antitoxin can be given every 6 hours...along with thiamine or b complex for support vitamin...Banamine can be given once a day for three days...
hows her poop? berries or runny?
what makes the vet say enterotoxemia? What are her symptoms?
any runny nose, eyes or coughing?
 

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She has no runny nose, cough etc. just fever and bloating, fatigue, loss of appetite. Poop is normal.

When picked up under her tummy she cries out in pain. Normally she loves to be picked up.
 

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I would venture to treat for pneumonia along with the CD Antitoxin and banamine..Tylan 200 for OTC choice 1 cc per 25# every 12 hours for five days or Nuflor if you can get some from your vet 3 cc per 100# once a day for 5 days...here is a good home made electrolyte recipe to encourage hydration...also offer green leaves, hay or alfalfa..no grain until she is feeling better..

Homemade Electrolytes
A half gallon of hot water
2-6 Tablespoons of Unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses(or what you have on hand or honey)
1-2 Tablespoons of Either Sea Salt, Epsom Salt, Baking Soda or Table Salt.
1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix well and drench or let them drink it.
 

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you can also give her Milk of Magnesia to help push the toxins out of her gut...its 15 cc per 60 #, ..her is a quote along with link of treating entero.

Milk of Magnesia should be dosed orally at 15 cc per 60 lbs bodyweight and given every four to six hours until the goat passes clumps of feces and then goes back to making normal pills
http://www.tennesseemeatgoats.com/articles2/enterotoxemiaaka.html

best wishes for quick recovery ;)
 

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hows she doing?
 

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She is doing well - her fever broke the next day (about 24 hours later, spiked at 106) and bloating is gone.

She is about 80% back to her self. Hopefully by the end of today she will be 100%. Gave her a bit of grain yesterday evening and she did well with it. We plan to slowly introduce grain back to her.

She is not to happy about being penned up as they have free range on our property, but hopefully today we can let her out for a few hours to see how she does.

Thanks Again for all the advice.
 

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awe..that is good news.... I would give a cd antitoxin shot before sending her out to graze..a little insurance until she is 100% B complex wont hurt either

great job with her!!!
 
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