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I have a 9 week old Alpine male, who I got from lets just say not the best conditions for goats in my opinion, he has been coughing, has a yucky nose, and his eyes a a little crusty, was wondering if I should start him on Vetrx, or go straight to antibiots Temp yesterday was 104.9, and this morning it was 101.9
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i would keep track of his temp but he may need antibiotics. we went through pnuemonia this year. the weather has been so extreme that the little ones had a hard time. if his temp goes back up i would call the vet and get a shot of draxxin for him. it has worked wonders for ours with similar symptoms. you say his temp has gone down how about the rest of the respiration sympyoms?
I would go straight for the antibiotics. I had a 2 month old and a 4 month old that both had pneumonia. Every time I took their temp, It was in the normal range. I took them to the vet and he diagnosed the pneumonia and put them on Nuflor.
I agree...start antibiotics..Silent pneumonia will have fever spikes..then lows....Tylan 200 is a good OTC choice for this...1 cc per 25# every 12 hours for 5-7 sure he is drinking is a electrolyte recipe that seems to encourage more fluid wishes

Homemade Electrolytes

A half gallon of hot water
2-6 Tablespoons of Unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses
1-2 Tablespoons of Either Sea Salt, Epsom Salt, Baking Soda or Table Salt.
1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
thanks everyone, I gave him the vetrx, can I give the antibiotics too???????
Yes, its safe to use with antibiotics .

per manufacturer info
Can be safely used in conjunction with any prescribed veterinary medication.
Im sure that include OTC medication as well..
Wait on the antibiotics, but monitor his temp. If no improvement,within a reasonable time, start antibiotics.
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