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I went out to feed yesterday morning and saw one of my doe kids (4 months) was NOT right so I got her out and she was whining and crying especially when I touched her tummy, but her stomache was not hard like with bloat. So I immediatly thought Entero, I don't have Antitoxin I gave it to a friend. So I gave Pen orally, Pepto, MOM, Baking Soda LOTS of FasTrack with Arnica for pain. I walked her around for hours and rubbed her tummy too.

I know EXACTLY why this happened. Lam Chop adopted LoveBug when we got Lovey two months ago. And Lamb Chop gives a good amount of milk - alot more than Lovey needs. Although we have been seperating them at night and milking Lambie in the morning. 5 days ago our "baby area" (we set up a pen that only kid could get into and we had hay in there at all times) got wrecked and since I didn't have any little babies anymore I decided to just remove it. Well Lovey doesn't like to get in there with the big girls to eat so she only got hay at night when we seperated her. So she was getting too much Milk and Grain and not enough hay. Which is one way to get Entero. She HAD been vaccinated and this STILL happened to her. My non vaccinated kids are SOOOOOOOO......... healthy and never get sick.

This was the early symtoms of Entero and I truly thought she wasn't going to make it. Botton line - make sure your kids get HAY!

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good work Chelsey for being right on top of it.

So glad she made it through. IT is always so scary when they go down fast like that. Good presence of mind. :hi5:
 

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I am watching her like a hawk - she seemed a little down tonight but I think she was just tired, it was a long day today. But she ate and played at chore time. I am hoping she will be 100% tomorrow.

I notice if a hair is out of place haha, I stress out over everything.

Thanks guys!
 

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OMG! I do think I would notice something "not quite right" with my goats, but, unlike you I wouldn't know what to do about it, probably till it was too late! Scary! I did learn my lesson when Willa got "polio", she didn't run in to eat her grain when I fed the previous night...I'll never let that go by without further inspection! :doh: Congrats to you for being there for your little doe. Hope she gets better fast!
 

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Wow! That is wonderful that your little doe is okay and u knew exactly what 2 do. :D Good for you and your animals! Okay, I feel really dumb asking this question (already made a fool of myself earlier, actually probably several times on the forum!) but what is MOM? Probably something really simple but I can't think of what it could be.
 

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Thanks everyone!!

Olivia - I just dose how ever much the syringe will hold, I don't really go by dosage. You really can't overdose. All it would do id soften the poops, and even though I gave her quite a bit - probably upward of 25 cc's over the course of the day she still didn't get the runs.
 

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Now she has started to cough and breathe a little faster so I am going to give her some Bovi Sera and see how she is tomorrow - poor thing.
 

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Thanks, I will remember that. Enterotoxemia, what exactly happens? It's from overeating, correct? Do they not poop and just feel kind of bloated? You said her tummy was tender. That's the early signs of entero? I need to just look this up on Fiasco Farm or something, now I'm scared of it. . . .
 

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Don't be scared Olivia. I really think it is a manegment thing. Less grain more hay. They need ruffage, because they are ruminents.

Just look up "Entero in Goats" and you should get some good info. I will not vaccinate my goats against it - I think it is worse for them to have the vaccine, and obviously it didn't help our doe.... So I say manage them well and there is no need to vaccinate. But with goats things DO happen.....

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So, if your goats have free-choice pasture (ours do) that's a good thing, right? It's roughage. Can they have too much pasture? I am seriously thinking about not vaccinating for this anymore, vaccines are a pain, I hate it when they get a bump at the injection site, and it hurts them. Do you give a Tetanus shot or no?
 

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I do not. But I keep it on hand incase one of them gets injured, then I will give them the shot. I don't know about the pasture thing. I would assume it was roughage but you will have to look into that, I found a good site about Entero but can't remember where I found it.... It explained everything there.

Bug is doing better tonight. She is so cute :love:
 
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