sick baby need help

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Shelly Borg, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Shelly Borg

    Shelly Borg New Member

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    Nov 2, 2009
    Redding CA
    3 week old pygmy buckling. 8 lbs. 106.4 temp. Starts to eats then stops after a couple pulls. Was fine yesterday but did not want to eat full amount last night.
    He is standing and shivering. I have Di-Methox 40% on hand.
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    sounds like pneumonia... I give nuflor... and banimine for appetite....
    But if you don't have those then using what you have on hand for pneumonia...will work..... vit b complex for appetite if you have any... :hug:
     

  3. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    I was thinking the same thing...also I know this is way out there but did he get any shots lately? It could be a reaction to something...
     
  4. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    I have also heard that a baby aspirin or liquid childrens tylenol will help to bring down the fever - however i have not used this protocal myself.

    Do you have any fluids that you could give him Sub q? That will help with the fever also. You can also take rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball or paper towel and wipe the inside of the ears, belly (where there is not alot of hair) to help cool him down.

    I sure hope that he gets better soon.
     
  5. Shelly Borg

    Shelly Borg New Member

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    Nov 2, 2009
    Redding CA
    Thanks
    How much Di-meth and vit B ? Hubby is on baby watch while we are at show.
     
  6. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    You need something other than Di-methox. I don't know the dosage on the 40% I will try to look it up. Do you want to give it cause he has the runs?

    Do you have any other antibiotics? Pen G, La-200, Excenel, excede?

    I'd also get some banamine into him, if you don't have that then aspirin.
     
  7. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Di-methox is for Coccidiosis.

    Does he have a raspy sound to his lungs?

    The Vit - b - I would probably give 1/2 cc - but then again - i do not have the 'proper' dosage .... let me see if I can find it
     
  8. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    yep - 1/2 cc of the vit b - IM or double it for oral - but I would inject personally
     
  9. Shelly Borg

    Shelly Borg New Member

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    Nov 2, 2009
    Redding CA
    How much pen G I think I found some one with it. Always sundays!!
     
  10. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    1/2cc pen G twice a day for 5 days.
     
  11. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    fever is to high -- best to get the pen into him ASAP but it might not be enough

    tomorrow get some form of Oxytetracyline (LA 200, Biomycin, Duramycin) 1cc per20lbs every day for 3-5 days

    Banamine or 1 aspirin to help bring the fever down so he will want to eat.
     
  12. Shelly Borg

    Shelly Borg New Member

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    Nov 2, 2009
    Redding CA
    Ok I have everything how much Banamin?
     
  13. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    1cc per 100lb

    so if you have the 1cc syringes its marked in units. Give 1 unit per 10lbs

    If you dont have 1cc syringes give 1/4 cc for a young kid
     
  14. Shelly Borg

    Shelly Borg New Member

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    Nov 2, 2009
    Redding CA
    Ok. Thanks. Now we just need to cross our fingers that we hit it in time.
     
  15. Shelly Borg

    Shelly Borg New Member

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    Nov 2, 2009
    Redding CA
    Ok for the Duramycin. IM or sub q?
     
  16. Mully

    Mully New Member

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    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    Give Duramycin sub Q
     
  17. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    agreed I give it SQ

    remember it stings so rub real good
     
  18. Shelly Borg

    Shelly Borg New Member

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    Nov 2, 2009
    Redding CA
    I am not a loved person right now! That shot hurt!!! But I got 6oz of milk down him and he is snuggling with my son. He is still walking around and looking(mouthing) at everything. I hope I hit it soon enough. His brother is happly bouncing on the couch right now. I guess they are back in the house for the time being.
     
  19. Shelly Borg

    Shelly Borg New Member

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    Nov 2, 2009
    Redding CA
    Well temp is 102.3 and he took 5 more oz. Fingers are crossed for morning.
     
  20. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California