Sick buck and antibiotics : LUSENET : Dairygoats : One Thread

My four year old buck had what appeared to be a hard case of pnemonia. We had a temperature drop of about 65 degrees in less than 12 hours and 24 hours later he was like DOWN. It was evening when we discovered it an my vet was out of town. We are talking big buck, very sick. My chances of making a blood draw on this wooly guy was about as good as a snowballs chance in hell, so I just figured I would hit him hard and hope for the best. I gave him 3 injections of 4cc each of Pen G, cause it was all I had, and hoped for the best. He was breathing hard and congested and I really didn't think he was going to make it.

Well, next morning he was up and walking and eating a little so I medicated him again with a more appropriate dose for his weight, and again today. He is up and about, fever free and no congestion. Do you think three days on Pen G is enough or should I go longer and if longer, how long??

-- diane (, March 07, 2002


I think 5 days is the rule, but I've done 3 with success, when the improvement was immediate like this. Congratulations on success!

-- mary (, March 10, 2002.

Thank you for your response mary. After e-mail from Doreen and Vicki while the forum was down, I did go on with the five day course of treatment.

-- diane (, March 11, 2002.

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