need advice--cold that won't quit

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  1. dk_40207

    dk_40207 Well-Known Member

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    My smallest doeling has a cold. I got her about 1 1/2 wks ago and she had a little runny nose--now it is stuffy w/ thick snot, although it is still clear/slightly opaque.
    She is not coughing--but the other goats pick on her, and I am concerned that the stress won't let her heal. What do you all suggest? Should I be giving her any meds for the cold? The weather is cold/rainy here, so that isn't helpful:(

    Thanks:)
    Christina
     
  2. fishhead

    fishhead Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Does she have a temp?
     

  3. susanne

    susanne Nubian dairy goat breeder

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    i would give her some vit. c and benadryl. this will keep the noose a little bit dryer and prevent from getting a pneumonia. take her temp as well. vit b should help her deal with the stress and keep her appetite up.
     
  4. PygmyLover

    PygmyLover nigerian & pygmy breeder

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    if this persist you can give her a shot of LA 200. That cleared up my goats cough and snotty nose quick (like 3 days, noticed a big difference in his nasal dischage in one day). I only gave him one shot of 2ccs. He was around 15lbs. 2ccs may have been much though from what I hear.
     
  5. dk_40207

    dk_40207 Well-Known Member

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    Is the vit c and benadryl a drench? How much per body weight on those? I will have DH get some vit B today...I'm getting ready to go see them. Cow had bloat yesterday, I'm sick, goat is sick, back is hurt---when it rains it pours! (and it is raining right now, literally) ARGH!
    Thanks!
     
  6. topside1

    topside1 Retired Coastie Supporter

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    If she's being bottle fed, crush the tablets to a fine powder and serve in her milk. Most benadryl is already a powder, just take the capsule apart. Can't help you with how much. I would just blast her with lots of vitamin C, (2000 mg) per feeding and see what happens, but thats me.
    Tennessee John
     
  7. susanne

    susanne Nubian dairy goat breeder

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    i buy the chewable vit c 500mg from costco but i'm sure walmart or any pharmacy has them too. give her 2 three or four times a day. you can't overdose. once a day 3cc vit b under the skin. i would give 5 ml benedryl oral once a day.
    you should see improvement very fast.
    please take her temperature and if she has fever you might need antibiotica.
     
  8. susanne

    susanne Nubian dairy goat breeder

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    if you put the vit c in the milk you will get cheese :)
    benadryl also comes in liquid form
     
  9. dk_40207

    dk_40207 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I have those things! Will do!