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Hello! sorry to hear your goats are not feeling well.
To answer your question specifically about the use of "noromycin 300 LA " in goats, I have to say that per the manufacturers label, it is for cattle and swine. But, tetracyclines as a whole have obviously been used in small ruminants for quite some time, including noromycin 300 la.
The dose of Noromycin 300 la is 3 ml or CC per 100 lbs of body weight
Do you have an idea what could be causing this? I know it's kind of hard diagnosing this way, but I don't believe it could be caused by worms. I would have thought the re-worming would have taken care of it, if it was worms. There's no fever, really to speak of. I would like to know that the Noromycin 300 LA will take care of this. What's your views?
That IS a difficult question to answer. There are many reasons for a goat to be coughing. What did your veterinarian find when you took them?
were any diagnostics performed?
He did a worm test on droppings and discovered worms. He suggested re-worming. He also suggested worming twice a month. Isn't this excessive?
it seems excessive to me, although A retest worm test after deworming is certainly reasonable to ensure the wormer worked.
was any bloodwork performed to check systemic status? Was the physical examination normal (temp, heart rate, respiratory rate)?
There was no bloodwork performed, can't afford it. Physical exam was normal.
perfectly ok. we do what we can with what we have
So would you say the Noromycin would be a good way to go?
without seeing the goat, i cant prescribe a treatement specifically, but oxytetracycline in addition to a dewormer is an appropriate course of treatement for goats suffering from either bacterial or parasitic infestations causing a cough