Goats/Goat Health

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We have a female goat about 8 years old.  We have noticed for the past week that she is peeing red and is passing a bloody mucus from her uriniary tract.  She is the only goat we have so cannot be pregnant.  We have been giving her penicillin since Sunday and thought she was better but today she seems to be trying to pass some bloody mucus.

Answer
Sounds like urinary tract or bladder infection. Penicillin should work at 3 cc per hundred pounds of body weight given twice a day and must be intramuscular, for 7 to 10 days. Also needs cranberry tablets daily and lots of fluids. Is she eating okay? While on penicillin  she also needs to be on probiotics.  

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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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