Sick 6 month old buck

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Chloe1233, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    How are things? I hope the vet had some positive suggestions for you. He is a cute boy.
     
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  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California

  3. Chloe1233

    Chloe1233 Well-Known Member

    465
    Sep 26, 2017
    The vet gave both bucks dex and draxxin. He wants me to do another 5 days of sulfamed for the 9 month old buck. He told me to continue doing what I’m doing. He ran a Hematocrit on the 6 month old and it was a 8. TP was a 6. He wants to hold off on doing a blood transfusion right now.
     
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  4. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    If sulfamed didn't work the first time it may be best to use a different drug.
     
  5. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    What did the vet think was the problem?
     
  6. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    By the sounds of it he seems like he’s treating for the symptoms just like we’ve all recommended. But maybe he has a theory, I’m interested to know.
     
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  7. Chloe1233

    Chloe1233 Well-Known Member

    465
    Sep 26, 2017
    The 6 month old passed away last night.
     
  8. Chloe1233

    Chloe1233 Well-Known Member

    465
    Sep 26, 2017
    He didn’t say, he just told me he was treating him for pneumonia and I asked him to go ahead and treat the 9 month old to. He ran a fecal and it was negative. He wasn’t sure how he became so anemic so quick
     
  9. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    I am so sorry.

    Were you able to get a necropsy done? It tells you what you need to know.
     
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  10. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Another fecal with completely 0?

    In my opinion he just wasn't dropping eggs then.

    I'd guess coccidia, pneumonia, and maybe even barberpole all at work at the same time.
     
  11. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    I am so sorry for your loss
     
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  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  13. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    :imsorry: poor little man. Hows your 9 month old doing?
     
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  14. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Hope your older boy gets better. :angel:
     
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  15. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I'm sorry for your loss.
     
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  16. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    So sorry you lost the little guy! :hug:
    I hope the other buckling recovers!
     
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  17. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    Where is your general location? I ask because i was talkin toniht to the lady that sold me my never to dry up cricket lol. Anyhoo.... she moved to florida this springish... lost three bucks and a doe pretty quickly from liver flukes. Being from VA then moving to FL she had no idea to look for them.
     
  18. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Liver flukes were my thought with the edema. :waiting:
     
  19. Chloe1233

    Chloe1233 Well-Known Member

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    Sep 26, 2017
    I’m in Alabama, I’ve never had a problem with liver flukes. I was talking to another breeder last night and she has some goats bred by the same breeder as my 6 month old and they are bad about getting pneumonia and anemic. She’s located in North Carolina. My 6 month old buck is also heavily linebred. I’m not sure if that could’ve genetically caused a lower immune system.
     
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  20. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    I know you do your own fecals...but I would send a fresh fecal to meadowmist including a liver fluke check just to confirm your findings. Always good to get second eyes on things. Meadowmist only charges 6 bucks a test..so 6 for regular and 6 for liver fluke.

    Genetics can always play a role in it too. You're a good goat mom..keep us posted on this little.guy.