Mycoplasma chickens and goats

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by totesmygoots, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. totesmygoots

    totesmygoots New Member

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    Jun 26, 2020
    New York
    I have confirmed mycoplasma in my chicken flock. It came from a sick hen and the whole flock is infected. I am wondering if the same strain of mycoplasma can affect my goats? They seem to have pneumonia symptoms and I am paranoid. I’m doing some research and have a vet coming tomorrow but I know you all here have a lot of experience with goats and are probably more knowledgeable than I.
     
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Wait for what the vet says. Better to physically look at them then guess.
     

  3. MuldrowBeeandGoatFarm

    MuldrowBeeandGoatFarm Well-Known Member

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    Oct 24, 2019
    Texas
    What did the vet say? We have goats and chickens so now I am wondering.
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  5. totesmygoots

    totesmygoots New Member

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    Jun 26, 2020
    New York
    They said mycoplasma is *usually* host specific and that different types effect different categories of animals. Also that mycoplasma can present as pneumonia in goats but more often it presents as swollen joints which none of mine have so just being treated for herd wide pneumonia and keeping an eye on it for right now. I guess death can occur quickly in an affected goat and they would have more symptoms - hunched over, crying in pain, no appetite so it’s quite unlikely. My goats and chickens are about 50 ft from each other and in separate fencing as well so they have 0 contact.
     
  6. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    How do you treat for herd wide pneumonia?
     
  7. totesmygoots

    totesmygoots New Member

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    Jun 26, 2020
    New York
    They all got a long acting antibiotic shot.
     
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  8. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Thanks for explaining that.
     
  9. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Which antibiotic? I'm just curious. Add it to my knowledge base.
     
  10. totesmygoots

    totesmygoots New Member

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    Jun 26, 2020
    New York
    Nuflor- they wanted to do Resflor gold but I’ve had a few goats have terrible pain reactions to that and they didn’t have a fever.
     
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