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we got 2 drorf goats from aution and noticed the have a cough and snotty noise,on one, and the other dont seame to want to eat much pelletes and has a cough.can i give La-200 they go about 35 to 40 lbs.we did give wormer pelltes.

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Sorry for the delay in answering, just received this.  Would use penicillin (over the counter at the feed store) instead of LA200 as it works better for the most likely pneumonia they have - use 1 1/2 cc twice a day for 5 days, given intramuscularly in the rear thigh muscles - you need to draw back on the plunger once the needle is in the muscle to be sure you are not in a vein as some goats are allergic to antibiotics in their blood system.  Would also use human aspirin at 1/2 of a 325 mg human aspirin tablet - crush and dissolve in a little hot water, cool and give orally every 4 to 6 hours until they are eating again.  They also should have probiotics - yogurt works well at one teaspoon twice a day - I mix in a little water to thin it so I can give as an oral drench.  Would wait on any more wormer currently.  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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