Senior goat has fever and cough - lungworms

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by 21goaties, Nov 14, 2020.

  1. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    I would stop the vitamin c and continue 1 clove of garlic daily for at least another two weeks; but with a senior goat I’d keep going forever, at least one clove a week if you don’t want to do daily.
     
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  2. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    South GA
    Ok good, anyway once he tasted the peanut butter/garlic mix he decided that vitamin c was not good any more lol.

    So I should stop giving 4 cloves a day and go to one?
     
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  3. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Maybe taper off by doing two cloves for a few days, then one!! :)
     
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  4. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    South GA
    We got baermann tests done on 3 of the other goats, 2 of which had a FEW lungworm noted on their fecal a year ago.
    Got results and all 3 have high levels of both species of lungworm. One was almost as high as George's was and the other 2 were lower.
    We gave all three ivermectin today.
     
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  5. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Do you have ponds or standing water?
     
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  6. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    South GA
    Yes lol we are in south GA
    We just fenced off the pond this year so they can't get to it and added another large pasture.
     
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  7. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    :great:
     
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  8. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Lime is good to put on soil to deter snails.
     
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  9. TCOLVIN

    TCOLVIN TKC Farms

    Sep 21, 2014
    Cobbtown, Ga.
    Yes
     
  10. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    South GA
    Update on George, today he frolicked for the first time since last winter :inlove:
     
  11. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Great to hear!!!
     
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  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Glad to hear that. :)
     
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  13. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Yayy! :run:
     
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  14. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    I was going to ask you, did all the goats that were positive for lungworm have a cough?
    Thanks
     
  15. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    South GA
    Nope. Weeks ago I heard one of them cough several times but that could have been caused by many things....now I don't know what to think! George didn't cough much either and when he did it was a dry cough. He had a couple of coughing fits and that was what made us take his temp. But his coughing could have been from the pneumonia, which we think was secondary to the lungworm infestation. Hopefully he doesn't have any lung damage. Needless to say we are going to get everybody else tested.
     
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  16. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Mhmm... that makes it scary!
    Thanks
     
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  17. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    South GA
    Well guys......George still has lungworm. We gave him the ivermectin injectable orally 3x 10 days apart and then again in 30 days.
    We sent another fecal to meadowmist lab service 2 weeks after the last ivermectin was given and it still showed lungworm as did the fecal of another goat we treated. Thankfully George is not acting sick at all.

    We do live in the perfect place for lungworm and there are always multiple marshes/springs/standing water in all of the goat pastures/pens unless we are having a drought....and we have a TON of slugs...

    The lady from meadowmist said that the reason the ivermectin didn't work is because it needed to be injected instead of given orally. Is this true?

    I'm guessing all the others we treated probably still have them too...

    Here's the original fecal that was done on George on 11/21/20

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    The next round of samples that was done on 12/1/2020
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    The next round done on 12/17/2020
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    Next round done on 12/18/2020
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    And then here's the one we just got on George and Roger to see if the treatment worked:

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    All of the goats we got fecals on were treated 3x 10 days apart with injectable ivermectin or ivermectin plus given orally except Uncle, Wilbur, and Henry as their numbers were low. However we were planning on treating them and the rest of the herd who wasn't tested as meadowmist recommended...provided the ivermectin worked on the first ones we treated. It looks like it hasn't. We did 1cc/22lbs for the ivermectin and 1cc/33lbs for the ivermectin plus. Did we do something wrong with dosing (should we have fasted them before giving it?) or should we try injecting it?
     
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  18. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    South GA
    Also, we've continued giving George garlic (2 cloves) daily and we have been giving garlic to Roger daily for the last few weeks.
     
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  19. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Honestly, I would try injecting it and see what happens.

    Have they been on LOH wormer?
     
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  20. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    What does your vet say?
     
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