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7 years 3 months ago #39365 by Blondie
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Hi my name is Wendy, I live in Otorohanga, and I have just joined lsb. I have two goats and am interested in sharing info and tips about goat health. A particular problem I have with one goat is a blocked nose and difficulty breathing. The vet is coming out today and we have considered aallergies ect. She also has a cloudy eye but has otherwise shown no other symptoms. I would appreciate any other members comments if they have experienced this type of problem. Many thanks

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7 years 3 months ago #504127 by LongRidge
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Hi Wendy and welcome. And to your goat called Blondie ???? :-).
The answer is dust, which causes both pneumonia and "pink eye". Has the vet given the goat some antibiotic?

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7 years 3 months ago #504133 by Blondie
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Hi. Thank you for your reply. Yes Blondie is the goat in question :) . It is certainly an upper respiratory problem. Temp and lungs and all other vital signs normal and no cough. Loud phlegmy sounds coming from throat and sniffing through nose with slight runny discharge and crusty bits round nostrils. Vet gave her an anti-inflammatory and also an antibiotic to administer once a day over next six days. Also got vet to take bloods and do nasal swab. After vet had left we noticed that the other goat has a cloudy eye so I will be getting some antibiotics for her. This goat has no respiratory issues.
I have no issues with administrating antibiotics but given they are ruminants, is they anything I can feed/give them to counter the effects that antibiotics can have on their digestive system?
Cheers Wendy

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7 years 3 months ago #504134 by Deanna
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Hi and welcome. Hope Blondie feels better soon.

25 acres, 1400 Blue Gums, Wiltshire sheep, 5 steers, 2 cows, ducks, chickens, bees, dog, cats, retired, 1 husband and 3 grandkids.

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7 years 3 months ago #504135 by LongRidge
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With the common pink eye, if you treat them then they take a week to come right. If you don't treat them, it comes right in seven days ....except for the more lethal type of pink eye.
The antibiotics won't worry the rumen bugs very much.

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7 years 3 months ago #504143 by Blondie
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Hi, many thanks. Getting antibiotics for the other goat today.

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