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Thanks for responding so quickly. I am going to try the homeopathic method for a few days. If I don't see any improvement, I will try the penicillin I think. I was taking a closer look today, and the discharge looks whitish where before it had looked more yellow. Could it be a yeast infection as a result of the antibiotics, or even just from the breeding? The discharge doesn't smell at all. I was even thinking (perhaps wishfully) that if it were a yeast infection, maybe she could still be bred?

The article I read about treating metritis homeopathically said that goats are more vulnerable to the infections if they are deficient in vitamin A. They recommended cod liver oil. So my plan: I'll giving her a tsp cod liver oil once a day and a high dose of vitamin C 3 times a day. I also gave her another dose of selenium because the last dose was given in Dec. Also gave her adult human dose of high potentcy B-vitamins. I figure after about 3-4 days I'll check the progress. The only thing is the prospect of a yeast infection. Thanks as always!

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Hi there - thanks for the update.  Sounds good with the vitamins - lack of vitamin D also allows infections to take hold.  Re a yeast infection/fungal infection, the LA200 should have taken care of that - 4.5 cc per 100 pounds body weight once a day for 5 days would be the general dose.  Penicillin will not take care of fungal infections but if this is a Chlamydia infection the penicillin would.  Keep me posted - Donna

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Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres

Expertise

All goat health care, nutrition, judging questions about all goats - packgoats, dairy goats, pygmy goats, meat goats, fleece goats.

Experience

27 years health care/nutrition of all types of goats, 17 years experience in packgoats, 20 years experience in 4H goat projects as leader, superintendent and judge. 20 years experience in putting on goat care/nutrition seminars.

Organizations
NAPgA, The Evergreen Packgoat Club, 4H, ADGA.

Publications
Hobby Farm, many newspapers, 4H newsletters, Packgoat Manuals (youth and general), judging information pamphlets, seminar handouts about health care and nutrition.

Education/Credentials
4 years of college, ongoing education in goats.

Awards and Honors
Small Farm Award of Thurston County

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