my fainting billy is there something wrong?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by faintfarm, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. faintfarm

    faintfarm New Member

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    Aug 19, 2009
    my fainting 8 month old billy i think something may be wrong with him he has been walkin around for 1 hr panting or is he just really hot? i have giving him water but don't seem to want it. he has been eating and using the bathroom ok.
     
  2. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Whats the temp where you are? Could he have lung worms? Whats his temp?
     

  3. faintfarm

    faintfarm New Member

    100
    Aug 19, 2009
    the temp outside is like 82
    his temp from mouth is 104.5
     
  4. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    I think you need to take temp rectally......has he been running or playing hard with other goats?.....my wethers will sometimes do that after hard play.

    I'm not much help, but hopefully someone here with more experience will post soon with good advice.
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    take his temp rectally
     
  6. faintfarm

    faintfarm New Member

    100
    Aug 19, 2009
    he is doing fine today i think it was where he wanted out of the pen i took it rec and it was 105.2 but back down to norm when sun went down. he is playing and havin good time in the mud today
    thanks just didn't want anything to happen to my baby
     
  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Is he able to get into the shade and out of the sun?

    Watch for dehydration... Make sure you get him to drink water or electrolytes ...

    Keep an eye on him.........He may develop pneumonia....if the days are hot... and the nights are cold.......Good luck... :hug:
     
  8. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    temp of 105 is NOT good I would take it again and keep an eye on him. If mine ever go over 104 they are started on penicillin