Worried about Fred

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Motherof5, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. Motherof5

    Motherof5 Member

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    Apr 17, 2019
    Kentucky
    Hello all.
    My male goat is acting off. We took him to the ER because he hasn't been drinking and eating and not peeing. The did an ultrasound...no stones. No temp. Teeth looked good. Gave antibiotics, Anti inflammatories, Vitamin B, nicen And a steroid. So far we saw him P and drink yesterday and today however he still isolated himself and not eating. The vet does not know what is wrong with him any ideas from you guys?
     
  2. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Did they run a fecal? What is his temp? Up to date on CDT? Any change in feed?
     

  3. Motherof5

    Motherof5 Member

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    Apr 17, 2019
    Kentucky

    No change in feed. Temp was normal. What is CDT?
     
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  4. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Is his belly slightly distended as if he has eaten too much? What is famacha score?
     
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  5. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    CDT is the vaccine that protects against enterotoxemia and tetanus. Did they run a fecal for worms and parasites? That is always my first go to. What is his famacha score?
     
  6. Motherof5

    Motherof5 Member

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    Apr 17, 2019
    Kentucky
    No they didn't do a fecal. His gums and eye lids were a nice pink. He hasn't eaten 4 days
     
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  7. Motherof5

    Motherof5 Member

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    Apr 17, 2019
    Kentucky
    He is fat. We keep baking soda available for them at all times. They grab it when needed.
     
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  8. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    If his belly is bloated he may have a worm load? Only a fecal will tell.
     
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  9. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Take away the baking soda. It shouldn't be out free choice. Did the vet check his urethra for any stones through his penis?
     
  10. GodsGarden

    GodsGarden Active Member

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Colorado
    I had a doe do this because of depression. Did anything change in his life? Like loose a buddy or pecking order in the herd change? I gave her consistently till she got better herbs for immune support, a green drink that was entirely made from vegetables and fruits, vitamin B, multi-vitamins, calcium/magnesium, and cud juice from my healthiest goats. She pulled out of it but it was worrisome and scary.
     
  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Was his temp spiked as to why he was given antibiotics?
    If a temp was not taken, the vet should not of given it to him without knowing this.

    Not doing a fecal was not smart either.

    I feel it may of been as simple as an off rumen.

    All he needed was SQ fortified vit B complex with thiamine in it, 6 cc's per 100 lbs and probiotics for 3 or so days, 1 to 2 x a day until better.
     
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  12. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Oh dear. Sometimes people should come to this forum prior to letting a vet dose their goats up with things, never hesitate to get their opinion, but have them draw meds into syringes for you to give only once you confirm them with experienced goat owners.

    Goat needs a fecal test asap.

    What was his temp at? Sometimes people say "normal" when it isn't. Some vets think 103 is a fever. What is his temp now?

    B Complex injections 1-2x daily.

    Probios 1-2x daily.

    6oz of dark beer at room temperature, let it sit out on your counter to flatten a bit.

    No grain, just hay and lots of green leaves and browse if you can get it.

    Has the goat eaten yet? If not I'd make a smoothie of some dark greens, yogurt, carrot, celery, parsley, banana, applesauce, pumpkin puree, and apple cider vinegar and water to liquify. Would drench some electrolytes as well.
     
  13. Motherof5

    Motherof5 Member

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    Apr 17, 2019
    Kentucky
    Thank you everyone. Fred passed away today.
     
  14. Motherof5

    Motherof5 Member

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    Apr 17, 2019
    Kentucky
    Thank you
     
  15. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Oh I'm so sorry for your loss.
     
  16. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

  17. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    I am so sorry for your loss. You tried so hard. Please stay on this forum. :angel:
     
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  18. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  19. GodsGarden

    GodsGarden Active Member

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Colorado
    I'm sorry. That is so sad. You did your best.
     
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