You say that your vet reports the steriods would be too hard on her and he is right ~ but you have to balance and figure the lesser of 2 evils, and I think the steriod is a lesser stress on her than the fever.
Larry can you explain how giving the vaccine helps? It seems to me it would stress an already stressed immune system. I am not doubting you, I just want to learn too.
dgott wrote:Larry, like I said I gave nuflor today and tonight her temp is 105 but she was up eating hay when I went in to tube her. She drank almost 3/4 of a bottle from a bucket, so I will go back and give her some nutri drench and 2 asprin in a drench tool I use on my goats. I will not tube her tonight. How soon can I give the Bovi Shield 5 Gold shot? Should I go with the steriod you mentioned? Thanks for your help.
dgott wrote:I mentioned she drank over half a bottle of milk from a bucket. What is the minimal amount of fluid you would let her take on her own before you tube her the rest?
larryshoat wrote:I think I would stop with the tube as long as she is still drinking some .I think if you can get the temp down her appetite will improve .
I will use a tube a time or two, but after that I use a bottle with a cut off nipple and make them swallow the milk.
dgott wrote:This am her temp is 103 she drank half of a bottle from a bucket. I have no problem with a bottle and the cut nipple but even when she has tried to drink from a bottle she gets choked and coughs. Will it not go into her lungs causing more of a problem?
Thanks for your help I have only raised 6 calves this is #7 she is a fighter. This is only a hobby for me, not a proffit. John and I also have 4 Foster Children. They love the baby calves and goats. Yes everyone here has a name.
dgott wrote:I gave her all three things, Tylan 200, Bovi-Shield 5 Gold, and Dexamethasone. Her temp is 102 just now. How long will the Bovi-Shield be good for? Can I use it in 14 days if she makes it? They also said the Tylan 200 could be given again in 24 hours. Should I do that or just the one dose?
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