Geritol is an iron supplement for the anemia that I was thinking she had based on her famancha. I have never used it in goats before, but saw that some people use it in a pinch when they don't have red cell. Should I give her something to bring down the fever? If so what?I'm not familiar with Geritol - will it bring her temperature down?
Poor thing obviously feels like junk.
Did you milk her out a bit to check for stringiness, clumps, or blood in the milk?
She had copper bolus about 3 weeks ago. Should I give her another? Just milked her and it looks normal. Her udder feels normal also. I didn't think pneumonia was usually a problem in Florida and her lungs sound okay. What are some other signs of pneumonia? Gave her 4cc of Valbazen today.She may have a fishtail going on there. If so, she needs a copper bolus.
105 temp is high, she may have pneumonia starting.
She is past the point of kidding/uterine concerns.
I would think.
How's her udder and milk, does it look and feel OK?
Her eye color is light.
How much Valbezen was she given?
I don't have banamine, but might be able to get some tomorrow from the vet or a friend. Is there something else I can give her for the fever in the mean time? Her milk and udder seems fine. Is there any worm that zimecterin gold doesn't kill? Possible resistance to the ivermectin in the zimecterin gold as we use it most out of the wormers, about every 3 months in various goats depending on if famancha is at borderline or less.Yes if you have Banamine I would give it to bring that fever down.
Check her milk and give B-Complex injection, subq 6cc/100lbs
With 105 she has some type of infection in addition to the parasites/anemia. Two issues may be compounding each other. I'm surprised that a worm load would get high that quickly after using Zimectrin Gold at kidding but looks like it.
Now I know for next time, no geritol. I'll get red cell tomorrow. I have penicillin.Definitely needs antibiotics started asap. What do you have on-hand? Banamine as well. That temp is what's making her feel so bad.
Geritol should not be used. It's alcohol base. Better to grab red cell.