High Fever...Need Answers!

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Charity, May 31, 2019.

  1. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    Have you had a lot of temperature extremes and/or rain storms recently? Any stressful changes in the herd?

    After this experience perhaps consider pneumonia vaccines for all the herd.

    Fingers crossed for Charlie!
     
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  2. Charity

    Charity Active Member

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    Jun 16, 2013
    Aransas Pass, Texas

    I have given cloves of garlic to my goats, but some don't like it. Should I crush them?
     

  3. Charity

    Charity Active Member

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    Jun 16, 2013
    Aransas Pass, Texas
    Maybe I should be giving him Probiotic paste?
     
  4. Charity

    Charity Active Member

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    Jun 16, 2013
    Aransas Pass, Texas
    Charlie was born on our farm, then sold to a couple. He had been there about a year when this couple were planning to separate. So we got Charlie back. That was about 2 months ago. That is the only thing I can think of. We get thunderstorms, but not frequently.
     
  5. Charity

    Charity Active Member

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    Jun 16, 2013
    Aransas Pass, Texas
    Thank you for the vaccine reminder. I will plan to do that. I just ordered the CL vaccine.
     
  6. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    There are many ways to give garlic. Some people give it whole and their goats like it, as a treat. Mine are picky, so I have to crush it and mix it with a teaspoon of applesauce. Then they lick it up. There are many, many ways to give garlic. Here is a list I posted in a previous thread:

    1. Whole cloves (goats take them as treats)
    2. Whole cloves coated in molasses or honey
    3. Suggestion #1 but tossed with feed
    4. Suggestion #2 but tossed with feed
    5. Crushed or chopped garlic in feed
    6. Suggestion #2 but crushed or chopped in feed
    7. Crushed garlic mixed with a teaspoon of applesauce
    8. Crushed garlic mixed with a teaspoon of mashed bananas
    9. Crushed garlic mixed with a teaspoon of pumpkin puree
    10. Suggestion #7, #8, or #9 with Slippery Elm Powder added
    11. Crushed garlic mixed with a bit of flaxseed meal and molasses to form a ball
    12. Suggestion #11 can be shoved into the mouth of a goat a few times forcefully if they don't like it at first
    13. Suggestion #11 can also be tossed into feed, or broken up slightly, then mixed with feed.
    14. Garlic can be put into a peanut hull
    15. Take a banana slice about an inch thick, scoop out the middle leaving a bit on the bottom, stick the clove in (or crushed garlic) cover the top, and offer to the goat or forcefully put into the goats mouth until they realize it is tasty.


    In emergency (non-regular) situations

    16. Crushed finely and mixed with water to drench carefully
    17. Crushed finely and mixed with juice (carrot, fruit) to drench carefully
    18. Crushed finely and mixed with olive oil to drench carefully or feed from a spoon
     
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  7. Charity

    Charity Active Member

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    Jun 16, 2013
    Aransas Pass, Texas
    Thank you for the garlic information....very helpful. I will print this off and add it to my goat notebook!
     
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  8. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  10. Charity

    Charity Active Member

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    Jun 16, 2013
    Aransas Pass, Texas
    Thanks for your concern. It really means a lot.
    Charlie seems to be coming out of this thing! His temperature last night was 104* so we stopped the Banamine for now and IV fluids. We will finish the course of antibiotics.
    I plan to use garlic, b- complex, and other herbs to help him recover.
    Will continue to give you all updates.
    I so appreciate everyone's help. We love our goats so very much and they are our pets. I am in a continual learning process in caring for them even though we have had goats for many years.
    They definitely keep you on your toes!
     
  11. Charity

    Charity Active Member

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    Jun 16, 2013
    Aransas Pass, Texas
    This is Charlie, on our porch today.

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  12. Darby77

    Darby77 Active Member

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    Apr 23, 2016
    How is Charlie doing?
     
  13. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    I would be using garlic now. It is not for recovery, it knocks out illness.
     
  14. Charity

    Charity Active Member

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    Jun 16, 2013
    Aransas Pass, Texas
    Charlie seems to be acting normal. His appetite is not back to normal, but he is eating.
    Last temp was 104.5*. We might call the vet on the low grade temp. I definitely plan to keep the garlic going. He does like it if I use applesauce.
    Thanks
     
  15. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    That is not right to have a temp like that still. Hmm very concerning.

    Have you tried a different thermometer?
    Check another goats temp too to test the thermometer.

    Are you taking the temp before the goat has cooled off from being in the hot sun or has just been running?
     
  16. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Are you only doing garlic? He really needs daily probiotics and B complex. That temp isn't good either. With all you have had to do for him, his rumen needs to be addressed.
     
  17. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Rumen support is always good no matter what.
     
  18. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    What is your weather like? Have you checked the temperature of other goats?
     
  19. Charity

    Charity Active Member

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    Jun 16, 2013
    Aransas Pass, Texas
    Yes, I have given him Probiotic paste and have been still giving Charlie 8cc of Fortified BComplex daily. His temp yesterday was 104*. That was with a new 10 dollar thermometer. We have not taken other goat's temp and Charlie is not cooled down when we take it.
    It is 90-95* here in Texas.