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I have a buckling with goat polio. How often can I give thiamine to him? He's in pretty rough shape and I hoping I caught it in time. Right now he is getting 1cc.. thanks so much!
 

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If that is what you have to treat him, very high doses are needed to counteract the neurological symptoms that occur with polio.... I successfully treated a 5 month old, 35 pound doeling with 12cc's split into 2 doses for 2 different injection sites every 6 hours...after the first injection the symptoms showed improvement
 

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You can't OD on B Complex... I would be giving him a minimum of 2-3cc.

You'll also need to get his temp...if he is under 100*F, You'll need to get him warmed up to keep his rumen going.

I also recommend the Pen G IM dosed at 1.5cc for his weight.... they need to be frequent injections to get the therapeutic levels in his system ASAP
 

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If you can get straight thiamine from your vet it would be a whole lot better than Bcomplex or even the fortified B.
 

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I agree with whats been said....at 100 mg of Thiamine in your B complex, 4 1/2 cc per 100# is needed so at 15 pounds so 2 -3 cc should be good...every 4-6 hours..if he has polio then after the first few shots you should see improvment..if not suspct listeriosis
http://www.tennesseemeatgoats.com/articles2/listeriosis.html
This link has a chart on how much Penicillin is needed per his size...
best wishes
 

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So sorry :( :hug:
 

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Im so sorry...
 
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