Senior goat has fever and cough

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

  1. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Yes, frequent injections in the same area can become irritated. Its best to find a few places to inject and rotate those. Poor guy, glad he's done with that part any way. Hopefully he will continue to improve..Good job!
     
  2. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Good job on caring for your guy. Hope he gets better soon.
     
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  3. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Please keep going with raw garlic daily for at least a week to prevent any relapses.
     
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  4. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    We haven't been giving garlic but we just got some yesterday. No way he will eat it (he is VERY picky) so I'll have to figure out a way to drench it.
     
  5. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    @21goaties what is his most fave treat. Disguise the garlic with this. See if it works
     
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  6. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    1. Whole cloves (goats take them as treats)

    2. Whole cloves coated in molasses or honey

    3. Suggestion #1 but tossed with feed

    4. Suggestion #2 but tossed with feed

    5. Crushed or chopped garlic in feed

    6. Suggestion #2 but crushed or chopped in feed

    7. Crushed garlic mixed with a teaspoon of applesauce

    8. Crushed garlic mixed with a teaspoon of mashed bananas

    9. Crushed garlic mixed with a teaspoon of pumpkin puree

    10. Suggestion #7, #8, or #9 with Slippery Elm Powder added

    11. Crushed garlic mixed with a bit of flaxseed meal and molasses to form a ball

    12. Suggestion #11 can be shoved into the mouth of a goat a few times forcefully if they don't like it at first

    13. Suggestion #11 can also be tossed into feed, or broken up slightly, then mixed with feed.

    14. Garlic can be put into a peanut hull

    15. Take a banana slice about an inch thick, scoop out the middle leaving a bit on the bottom, stick the clove in (or crushed garlic) cover the top, and offer to the goat or forcefully put into the goats mouth until they realize it is tasty.





    In emergency (non-regular) situations



    16. Crushed finely and mixed with water to drench carefully

    17. Crushed finely and mixed with juice (carrot, fruit) to drench carefully

    18. Crushed finely and mixed with olive oil to drench carefully or feed from a spoon
     
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  7. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    He just ate 2 cloves of garlic covered in peter pan honey peanut butter :coolmoves:

    I'll give 2 more later
     
  8. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Yay. Keep going
     
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  9. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    Welp. The meadowmist Baermann fecal results came back.

    Results said "There was a very high number of lungworm larvae of both species in the Baermann test."

    So that would explain a lot. He wasn't coughing a ton and had a clean standard fecal a month ago. Clearly the lungworms have been proliferating for a while.
    What treatment would you recommend? Ivermectin?
    We have LOH parasite formula.

    @happybleats @ksalvagno @toth boer goats @NigerianDwarfOwner707 @goathiker
     
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  10. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

  11. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    This will depend if you want to go natural or not. With herbs you will need to go acute dosing Ivomec does target lung worm.
     
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  12. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    I would do Ivomec. I’d also test the rest of your herd.
     
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  13. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    Injectable ivermectin given orally?
     
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  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Yes, unless she is really bad anemic.
     
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  15. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    Okay we gave the ivermectin. Repeat in 10 days?

    I tried giving him a dose of LOH parasite formula in some peanut butter but he spit out the part that had the herbs in it.
    So I guess I'll be drenching that...I figured since it reduced the lungworm numbers before (a year ago which is the last time we got a baermann fecal on him)
    then it wouldn't hurt.

    He's still getting 4 cloves a day of garlic.

    I agree we should get more of the goats tested.
     
  16. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    In my experience, best lungworm plan is ivomec 3 doses 10 days apart then once more in 30 days.
     
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  17. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  18. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    When should we get another fecal to see if the ivermectin worked?

    Should I keep giving him vitamin C daily if he is getting 4 cloves a day of garlic?
     
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  19. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    After the final Ivomec is given wait at least 2 weeks or so.
     
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  20. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    Should I keep giving him vitamin C daily if he is getting 4 cloves a day of garlic?
    Also, when should I stop the garlic?

    @NigerianDwarfOwner707
     
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