Ok, I asked about this on here about a month ago because my vet tech friend scared me death about it. She said there is a vaccine. Is there any kind of shot? When I asked..everyone researched and we all came up empty..but they were not as familiar with it as you seem to be. I'd rather go with preventive measures than dealing after since deer are so prevalent and in my fields daily.Meningeal Worm is another possibility if you live in a state with White Tail Deer population
If it is the Men worm is treatment worth it? He seems pretty far gone right now and I don't see how he can come back from this but I don't have any experience. Same with polio and listeria is the treatment effectiveDefinitely give a large injection of B-Complex and observe his eyes closely to notice tremors or dilation or blindness which would all point to polio/listeriosis versus Meningeal Worm.
If you have any suspicion that Men. worm is a possibility, give a very large dose of Safeguard liquid goat dewormer. Even if the diagnosis is not correct, neither B-Complex nor Safeguard will harm him
Nobody can guess if he will make the turn around, each goat responds differently but yes these treatments are typically VERY effective. Get started with Safeguard, Dexamethasone, B-Complex, and Penicillin ASAP. Make sure he can easily access hay and water.If it is the Men worm is treatment worth it? He seems pretty far gone right now and I don't see how he can come back from this but I don't have any experience. Same with polio and listeria is the treatment effective
We have it a triple dose of ivermectin and vitamin b complex and safeguard. Our vet has not been prompt in responding there have been a lot of emergencies on our area the last few days.Wait did you get a vet appointment today or no? I thought from the first post you were getting it today. Has this goat had zero treatment for 24 hours since your initial post?
Your Veterinarian is completely wrong. Dexamethasone is critical in reducing the brain swelling that comes with either Meningeal Worm or Polio/Listeriosis.The vet called back and said dex is for a trauma injury not necessary for anything worm related. She didn't think polio or listeria due to the fact he doesn't have a gaze into space or obvious visual signs of either one