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Question
Hello,
Just purchased LaMancha Whether, got him home and for the last two days he has green discharge coming from nose that does not seem to be mucus but cud. Is this normal? If not what is the best course of action?

Thank you very much

Answer
Sorry for the delay in answering.  Sounds like has shipping fever/pneumonia.  Is he on a bottle or weaned?  What has he been eating? Is he currently eating and drinking. Is he pooping and peeing?  Would start him on penicillin at 1.5 cc intramuscularly twice a day for 4 days.  What is his temperature?  Would also give probiotics and vitamin B complex - probiotics of yogurt or regular human probiotics along with one vitamin B complex tablet crushed and dissolved in a little hot water, cooled and given orally once a day for 4 days.  Hope this helps - let me know - 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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