Sheep hip/femur fracture

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Nyjah, Dec 24, 2020.

  1. Nyjah

    Nyjah Active Member

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    Mar 5, 2017

    I think only PenG, which I understood to be mostly ineffective and some human tetracycline. To be honest Im not sure when I started giving dimethox for an infection....my first two goats were CAE positive, thus very prone to pneumonia. I would give them the dimethox via IM and it seemed to help them recover. So now Ill give 3-6 ml IMs for any infection or injury and they seem to bounce back well-but hate it because it stings :( But it appears to be most effective for gut or pneumonia like infections based on what Ive been reading.
     
  2. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    I have never read to use Dimethox as an injected antibiotic for goats. Cows, yes, so see where it maybe helpful. It is used orally for coccidia and can address gut bacteria issues. However, Penicillin is good for this since its more for prevention. Dose is 1 cc per 20 pounds sub q. Be sure to pull the plunger back and check for blood..no blood its good to go..see blood..readjust and try again. Penicillin in the vein can kill a goat, so we take extra care.
     
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  3. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Do you have any cow people around you? They should have banamine on hand.
    They could put it in your mailbox.
     
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  4. Nyjah

    Nyjah Active Member

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    Mar 5, 2017
    I have Banamine! To be honest, I buy it in Mexico, so always have some on hand so have been giving her about 0.5 cc a day
     
  5. Nyjah

    Nyjah Active Member

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    Mar 5, 2017
    Ill shift over to this today-thank you!!
     
  6. Nyjah

    Nyjah Active Member

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    Mar 5, 2017
    My little sheep is doing great. She is putting on weight and happily being a sheep with her three sheep friends!
     
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  7. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Wonderful news and wonderful job!!!
     
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  8. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    So good to hear! Yay!
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Yay, good to hear. :)
     
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