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Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Chloe1233, Oct 19, 2020.
How are things? I hope the vet had some positive suggestions for you. He is a cute boy.
How is he?
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.
If sulfamed didn't work the first time it may be best to use a different drug.
What did the vet think was the problem?
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.
The 6 month old passed away last night.
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
I am so sorry.
Were you able to get a necropsy done? It tells you what you need to know.
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.
I am so sorry for your loss
poor little man. Hows your 9 month old doing?
I'm so sorry for your loss. Hope your older boy gets better.
I'm sorry for your loss.
So sorry you lost the little guy!
I hope the other buckling recovers!
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.
Liver flukes were my thought with the edema.
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.
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.