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Help! Doe has slight cough and threw up cud

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So my doe in milk hasn't been feeling well lately. She has been picking at her food, and today flat our refused to eat. This morning I gave her some kefir, and homemade electrolytes, then went off to work. I came home, armed with some antiacids, but she won't eat them. after bringing the other goats back, I noticed she had recently thrown up some cud, and has some cud smeared on the walls of her pen.

Her temp this morning was 101, and now it's 102.1. She got up, and looks fairly alert.

All I have on hand are ivomec, B12, red cell, activated charcoal, and other items that can be found in the kitchen. the local vet is, imo, not very good.

what else can I do?
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Yes, that's what I figured too, but highly distressing when u go to milk expecting nice creamy milk....and something yellow comes out!

Thanks for the reassurance!
If she is still no drinking much you can always try Gatorade also it won't hurt her and some time they prefer the sweetness of the Gatorade. Side note have you checked her eyelids to make sure she's not anemic?
I agree...its most likely the vitamines..oral will go to the milk more than injected : )

so so glad she is feeling better!! great job!
Thats great hear ! Im so glad she is recovering :)
What a stressful time for you :(
You did a awesome job ! Your the best goat mommy too ;)
Thanks everyone for the love and support!

I'll try to get more liquids in her. she doesn't seem too dehydrated (did the skin test this morning). she's with her goatie friends, and Missy is competing with her for food, which is making her eat more! yay!!! we're not quite out of the woods, but getting there!
Aw I didn't see your doe was unwell. :(

Glad to hear she's doing better though. I hope she keeps getting better :)
thanks ciwheeles!

she did poop out some pellets too! to get her to drink!
good job!!!
she's good! back to normal!!!! this morning she was maaa maa MAAAA -ing at me to feed her. she was HUNGRY. so I started small by giving some hot oatmeal with a bit of flax in it. SO relieved that she's back to her POA self! love that goat! thanks for asking Janeen!!!!
Yay! Glad to hear she's doing better!
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