Need help ASAP

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Noisy Bottle Babies, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

    412
    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    Hey everyone we sold some girls earlier this year plus a buckling still on the bottle and now they are having problems with this one doe she’s acting drunk very unsteady on her feet their telling me and saying that she has been eating less to me it sounds like she might have listeria and she also just had runny poops the other day and now this
     

  2. Iluvlilly!

    Iluvlilly! Well-Known Member

    Apr 6, 2019
    Wisconsin
    Hope somebody can help you soon!
     
  3. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Get thiamine in her asap. Any other neurological symptoms? Eyes twitching? Drooling? Turning circles?
     
  4. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    They want to get 500mg thiamine in her every 4 to 6 hours..in case it's polio.

    If you suspect listeriosis..they need to wear gloves when working with her. Listeriosis can be zoonotic.

    Start on penicillin at 1 cc per 10 pounds sub q every 6 hours.
    Dexamethsone or banamine once a day for brain swelling.
     
  5. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Do ask what they are feeding. How long have they had her? Ask them to check feed (make sure it is off the ground), and hay for mold. If they are new to goats they may not be feeding cleanly and could have other problems with more goats. Also, it's really best to get a vet's opinion if they can. These things can go south quickly, and they may blame you for selling them a sick goat.
     
  6. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

    412
    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    i have noticed in the videos that she has drool going down her chin
     
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  7. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    I would do both the thiamine and Penicillin as well as Dex or Banamine. Again..listerisos can spread to humans. Have the take precautions
     
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  8. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

    412
    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    They say she is looking better after the first dosage
     
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  9. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    Be sure they keep on the schedule! Tell them not to skip overnight injections and keep hay and warm water right near her.
     
  10. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

    412
    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    Yep told them that and to also keep her hydrated as she had runny poops yesterday also
     
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  11. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    A drench of room temp flat dark beer too. That low a temp could mean rumen is shutting down. Plus it will relax her so she can be treated easier.
     
  12. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

    412
    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    Thank you everyone she’s hanging on but isn’t drinking so they are currently syringing liquids into her
     
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  13. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

    412
    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    Thank you everyone again for the advice she sadly had to be put down today :(
     
  14. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    I’m so very sorry. :(
     
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  15. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    I am so sorry you had to make that decision. She is not struggling any more and you are a responsible owner
     
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  16. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

    412
    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    i bang my head because I had sold her a few months ago and the people that owned her didn’t know how to help and were newbies to goats, she had listeria and had drastically decreased that day so they unfortunately had to make that choice and now we look back on a video she was pregnant with kid evidently kicking :(
     
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  17. Caileigh Jane Smith

    Caileigh Jane Smith Well-Known Member

    527
    Dec 1, 2019
    Missouri, USA
    What a loss! I'm so sorry!
     
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  18. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    @Noisy Bottle Babies nature has ways that we dont always understand. There are reasons for things happening the way they do. If it wasnt this it could have been something else.
     
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  19. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Oh no. Im sorry. Listerisos is a terrible disease.
     
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