Nasal Discharge

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by NDinKY, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. NDinKY

    NDinKY Well-Known Member

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    Aug 3, 2019
    Kentucky
    Posting this for D&D Farm, they didn’t know how to start a thread.

    We have kids that is 4 months old and 3 months old. Yesterday I went to feed them in the morning And they both had a cough. This morning the older one has nasal discharge. The younger one still has a cough but no discharge. Sorry I don’t know how to post to the whole community.
     
  2. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Take rectal temperates for starters.

    What color is the discharge?

    Could be pneumonia.
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    We need to know temps.
     
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  4. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    What color is the discharge? Any swings in temps? Could be a cold, pneuemonia or allergies.
     
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  5. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    @D&D Farm - were you ever able to begin a thread for your sick goat?
     
  6. fivemoremiles

    fivemoremiles Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    western montana
    every time i see snotty noses i give Children's Benadryl. most of the time that is all that is needed.
     
  7. D&D Farm

    D&D Farm Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    Houston, Texas
    Now our buck and one of our adult does has the runny nose and cough. I gave everyone a shot of penicillin a few days ago. I’m worried though because our buck is in rut and not eating much. No fevers but I’ve tried everything I know (which isn’t much) and he doesn’t eat unless I stand right next to his bowl and wait for him to finish.
     
  8. fivemoremiles

    fivemoremiles Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    western montana
    Colds are viruses? Penicillin will not help
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Please do not give antibiotics that way.
    Not giving a full course, can cause it not to work when you really need it.
     
  10. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Never give just one shot of penicillin. It actually takes 3 days of penicillin to start working. Plus you are just building resistance. Get a temp on them. If you are new, call a vet. You need a good relationship with a vet plus you can learn a lot. Once you get more knowledge under your belt, you won't be calling the vet so much.
     
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