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Just wanted to touch base a bit this evening abt the doe we spoke of earlier w/ blood in here pee. I gave her the sulfur drug today and will continue to repeat 2x day. I also gave her mineral oil. As of a few minutes ago she is pooping very well. While in the barn for a short time I witnessed it several times. I no longer thinkshe was constipated. On the hand she is continuing to hump up and raise her tail as if to pee but I see no pee. Still has signs og a little blood and a one time earlier it literally looked like a " woman on her time" Sorry to be so gross. Do u think it is kidney infection and is there anything else I should be doing. I did feel around her lower belly for belly edema I think it is called and have no signs that I can tell. Her tummy just feels normal soft like.

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Thanks for the update.  It's possible she has a urinary tract/kidney infection - the symptoms fit this.  It may take 2 or 3 days before you see improvement.  You can double the antibiotics for one or two days to try to get a hold on the infection.  Would keep her drinking water.  Would also start her on aspirin, human type, one 325 mg tablet per 75 to 100 pounds of body weight - crush and dissolve and give orally every 4-6 hours for two days - this will help with any inflammation and/or pain that she may have with peeing.  The sulfa usually works well for urinary tract infections.  Hope this helps - keep me posted - thanks - Donna

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Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres

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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.

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

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4 years of college, ongoing education in goats.

Awards and Honors
Small Farm Award of Thurston County

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