Pneumonia How do you treat it?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Frozenloc2, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. Frozenloc2

    Frozenloc2 New Member

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    Jan 12, 2008
    Northern Maryland
    I'm so dissapointed cause I really hoped my new goat had lung worms instead of pneumonia. Along with her dry coughing, she's now snorkling a little with a tad bit runny nose. Pooh is normal, eating fine, and no temp as of yet. Do you treat adults? and with what? I have LA200 and penn but I don't want to poke her if not necessary. Can adult goats fix themselves? I'm sure the stress of moving didn't help her none. Can I supplement her with soemthing? I have selenium gel and nutri-drench. I gave her molasses water today to hopefully encourage her to drink more. Should I just keep a eye on her?
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Unless her chest is rattling she could just have a simple cold - but yes it could be pneumonia.

    I woudl give her the nutri drench and if you have VetRx put a few drops in her nose - that will help too.

    Probios or simular will be good too especially if you do use antibiotics.

    If you think it is pneumonia I would go straight to the LA 200 and not mess with the penicillin as it isnt' as effective. NOTE: LA 200 stings so she may scream bloody murder for a bit. Just rub the area and talk softly to her. I do believe it can be given SQ as well as IM
     

  3. getchagoat (Julie)

    getchagoat (Julie) New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    Waco, KY
    Poly Serum can also be used for colds. 3cc for kids, 5cc for does, 7cc for bucks. give day 1 and day 4. Personally, we don't give antibiotics if there's no fever unless the goat is already sick and not moving much and we are preventing pneumonia from setting in.