My goat is a 2 year old probable pregnant boer goat. About 3 days ago I noticed she had a swollen jaw but no bite or anything. Its just swollen. She is dropping weight fast because she cant really eat. Anyone know anything?
Sounds like couldbe Bottle jaw..check her lower inner lids as well...if they are pale or white she is in danger...
here is a link to show you what bottle jaw looks like..see if thisis what your Doe has
if so here is the treatment
Safe wormer is Ivomec Plus 1 cc per 40# sub Q 3 times 10 days apart then once more in 30 days...Iv.+ is recommended since it kills both barpole and Liver fluke both of which can cause bottle jaw..
You need to treat the anemia
red cell 6 cc per 100# double day one reg. Dose for a week then once a week until color returns
Vit B 12 is needed to help her rebuild her red blood cells
high protien feed, alfalfa and green leaves are all helpful to restore red blood cells..