Goat slits wrist

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Tending the goats this morning, I discovered petgoat to be dripping blood just above and behind a front hoof. When I washed it up to take a look, I found a pretty impressive gash. I'm supposing she slit it on this awful metal siding. Anyway, it was too deep for me to "fix", so I had her in to the vet for several stitches. Vet recommends I give her 3cc penicillin sub-q twice a day for a week to ward off infection. Does that sound right to ya'll goat people? She is an undersized Nubian, about 80lb. She just had a tetanus shot about 4 weeks ago. Thanks for any advice.

-- mary (marylgarcia@aol.com), August 04, 2001


3cc per 50 pounds twice a day, sub q is the directions. And pen is great for keeping wound infections at bay. So your 3cc is a little light. I would give her 1 and 1/2 cc of tetanus antitoxin for immediate prevention of tetanus, and then redo a CD&T shot in the other side. Vaccination does not give you 100% prevention of tetanus, the 3$ for the vial is just to cheap to not give it again! I always revaccinate if there is a wound like this. Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh (vickilonesomedoe@hotmail.com), August 04, 2001.

For future reference super glue works great .As long as the bleeding has stop and its not a vein cut you can use it .Make sure the wound is clean, take super glue and apply to 1 side of the wound , push sides together and hold {be carefull not to glue your fingers }.I have used this many times with great success , hardly even a scare left .

-- Patty {NY State} (fodfarms@slic.com), August 04, 2001.

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