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Hi, today we gave our wee goats (we have triplets) some water via bottle as a treat...told this was okay   well usually it is only one 8 oz. bottle well one of the little ones was really greedy, and kept going after the empty bottle...so we gave him more than the other two...he now has blood in his urine, and after searching online, found the likely result of the water...Intoxication-induced hemolysis...what I could not find is what to do for him or as long as we don't give more water via bottles his little system will fix itself?  Any advise would be greatly appreciated...called the vet office and the phone just rings and rings...probably on another call ; (

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Yes, especially the large amount you gave to a small breed of goat - it does sound like water induced hemolysis - would give vitamin K to stop the bleeding/rupture of the red blood cells and also give iron to create more red blood cells - vitamin K would be one human tablet crushed and dissolved in a little hot water and then cooled and given orally to each goat twice a day for another day.  The iron can be given using Geritol human liquid or even iron tablets - 1/2 iron tablet crushed and dissolved in a little hot water and cooled and given orally twice a day for one to two days.  Hope this helps - let me know - Donna 360-742-8310

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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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