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Hello!
I am going to make this very quick, because Pearl is in need of help right now.
She was down this morning, acting normal but not eating her grain that she usually loves. I just checked on her again, about ten hours later, and she is SO MUCH WORSE. She is not able to get up, or even lift her head. She is not breathing well, and it sounds like there is fluid in her lungs. She is also dripping from her nose, and possibly her mouth. It’s a clear liquid, very fluid. I checked her temp, but it was normal. What do I do?
She is an old doe, 11 years, and I don’t want to lose her. But I also want everyone to know that I am an all natural person. I avoid antibiotics as much as possible.
If anyone could tell me what to do rn, I would be so thankful!
 

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I'd probably get CMPK into her. B Complex shot. Probably should call the vet.
i dont have any CMPK or a B Complex shot, but my dad is going to run over to a fellow goat owner's place to get some though. Do you have any advice for what i should do? Should i try to feed her, maybe give her some water?
 

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How is she?This does not sound good.. I think she is critical. If she is still fighting, get her propped up..don't let her lay flat. offer electrolytes. Babies may do best to get on a bottle if Goats milk is not available, give whole cows milk warmed on stove top. sending good thoughts!!
 

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How is she?This does not sound good.. I think she is critical. If she is still fighting, get her propped up..don't let her lay flat. offer electrolytes. Babies may do best to get on a bottle if Goats milk is not available, give whole cows milk warmed on stove top. sending good thoughts!!
Thank you for asking. My father helped her through the night, and if it weren't for him, i think she would have died. I am going to definitely try to give her everything i can. I am definitely going to feed the triplets. I am not going to use cow milk though. I'm milking my goats right now, so giving them some fresh milk will probably be better.
 

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Thank you for asking. My father helped her through the night, and if it weren't for him, i think she would have died. I am going to definitely try to give her everything i can. I am definitely going to feed the triplets. I am not going to use cow milk though. I'm milking my goats right now, so giving them some fresh milk will probably be better.
I’m glad she’s still with us! Thoughts and prayers going your way. Is she doing better today? How are the babies?
 

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I’m glad she’s still with us! Thoughts and prayers going your way. Is she doing better today? How are the babies?
thank you! I have not gone out yet, but my mom and dad say she is the exact same, no better but no worse. The kids are hungry, but i will fix that as soon as i go out there.
 

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Good.job. keep her up on her sternum (prop her with rolled up old blanket or hay bale ect) helps her rumen function better.
Sounds like she is in good care. Your parents are amazing!
Yes goats milk is best for babies..

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A bit if molasses in her water won't hurt. Maybe first try 50/50molasses and water. Do 30 cc drench. Also a little cayenne pepper with honey rubbed on her gums can really help perk a goat up and offer some B vitamins and energy
 

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Good.job. keep her up on her sternum (prop her with rolled up old blanket or hay bale ect) helps her rumen function better.
Sounds like she is in good care. Your parents are amazing!
Yes goats milk is best for babies..

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Molasses water has always helped when my goats are sick, plus Vit B complex
A bit if molasses in her water won't hurt. Maybe first try 50/50molasses and water. Do 30 cc drench. Also a little cayenne pepper with honey rubbed on her gums can really help perk a goat up and offer some B vitamins and energy
Thank you all! I will definitely give her some Molasses water. Im going to go out there right now to see if she will drink it. When i last saw her, which was last night, she could barely lift her head, and didn't respond to anything. She didn't even blink.
And yes, my parents are awesome! Pearl is their baby, so they have a special bond with her.
 
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