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    08-20-2012, 10:57 AM
  #11
Yearling
Yes that is it Cydectin, I was recommended because it isn't highly used here, and hopefully the worms are still heavily effected by it.

I have some Gatorade powder here (my horse loves the stuff as a treat), so I might try that. May try some of the electrolyte recipes. I already got some weird looks when I went to the drug store and asking for syringes, the feed store's were too big for my tiny goat, and you have to ask the desk for them.

Wish I could get Red Cell but it is $40 a gallon plus $20 shipping so it is a little expensive considering I would have no way to use it up, but I am going to another feed store tomorrow morning that is on a dairy farm, so maybe if they don't have anything is stock, they may have something for ruminants, or a suggestion

Yes she is fighting, already trying her old tricks to escape, and makes lots of noise until you feed her. Thanks Lockwood nice to have someone to ask, we're not ready to give up without a good fight.
     
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    08-20-2012, 01:29 PM
  #12
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Hmmm, a feed store on a dairy..…
They hopefully will (and should) have a probiotic.
Probios is a good brand and can be given to nearly all livestock that I know of.
The powder form is great because you can mix it with juice, water, applesauce, pudding, whatever is needed to get it down. There is one for goats that like mine suck down like candy, but I doubt they will have that one there. (Goat's Prefer is the brand, just in case)

TSC (if you have one close by) should carry it too.

Your girl will probably need this to help re-establish healthy flora in the rumen and something you can give daily for at least a week.
This is one of those things that if one of my alpacas or goats even blink at me wrong or belches in a way that I don‘t like…. Down the hatch it goes.

Red Cell is usually only $15 for a gallon at most online supply places but there are also quart size bottles available for much less and something I always keep on hand.

Another possibility for iron is an iron paste made to give baby pigs (who are born with low iron) and something farm stores in ag. Areas usually have. I have it on hand and the injectable form too, but unless you are really good at doses, weight, conversions and giving injections this one needs to be handled with care.

Other supportives for weak calves and livestock are things like Dyne, Power Punch, and Nutri-drench. These can be used for goats or there are ones specially made for goats.
Another product that is good to keep around that may be found at the store you mention is Vitamin ADEB12 gel. (by Kaeco)
Vitamin B is water soluble and giving some of this gel won’t interfere with the B the vet gave you. This also has some probiotic in it, but not nearly as good as Probios or a plain probiotic powder or gel.

These are all things I have used and would use for a sick or stressed goat.
Thanks for the tip on the hooves. I will remember to have that on hand.

http://hoeggerfarmyard.com/the-farmyard/goat-health/
I haven’t checked the online health pages, but this is where I buy some of my hard to find dairy, cheese, and goat items.
Hoegger Supply Co. :: Goat...
Their catalog is free and well worth having around just to read and learn from.
Since this portion of the website is new there may be some really good info here to be found.

Hope the feed store has what you need.
Of course, you know that since you have talked about her so much, we need pictures once she is feeling better!
     
    08-20-2012, 02:17 PM
  #13
Yearling
Here's a picture of her, she wouldn't come near me, busy stuffing her face in the tall weeds. Plus I didn't want to post anything that might upset anyone, the way she looks isn't pretty. Her name is Cinnamon, a Lamancha/Sanaan cross, with ears only 2 inchs long and point. I hope I can post a picture of her happy and health.

It seems to be harder to find affordable supplements and stuff in Canada, especially where I live in a very rural area centered around fishing not animals. When I get any animal it comes here, it is taken care the best to our knowledge.
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    08-20-2012, 03:34 PM
  #14
Weanling
For what its worth....
Several years ago we brought some sheep in that were carrying barberpole worms. Did my usual quarantine but within a couple of months we had a problem with one of the ewes. Commercial wormers weren't touching it. After a completely loaded fecal test, my vet suggested 4 days of Safeguard and then did a hole when she dies.

I did some internet research and decided to try garlic. I got minced garlic from the grocery and put it in the blender with just enough water so it would go through a syringe. I gave her (she was a really big ewe) 30cc for 3 days. I waited 2 days and then took another sample in for a fecal. It was basically clean. We now use Garlic Barrier (google for it) as a part of our sheep worming program.
     
    08-20-2012, 03:42 PM
  #15
Yearling
Thanks BigGreyHorse everything is helpfully, garlic won't hurt her, so it is worth a try! I might only want to give 5-10 cc at the most, she might weight 30 pounds in this state.
     

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