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Dr. Loretta, Veterinarian
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
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Experience:  25 years of experience in treating large animals of all kinds.
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We have a 4 month old male pygmy goat that has blood in his

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We have a 4 month old male pygmy goat that has blood in his urine and appears bloated. He is eating hay and drinking water
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.
Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
Blood in the urine usually indicates a bladder infection and this can be serious for Ned if not treated because they can form stones and crystals that could block his urethra. I am not sure if this is causing this bloat but since Ned is still eating hay, this is a good sign. The best thing to do for now is to give Ned Pencillin G available at the farm supply, 1 injection every 12 hrs for 5-7 days. Watch this bloated appearance since , if his urethra does block, this will cause the bladder to swell and possibly burst if left untreated.
If the bloated appearance gets worse and Ned becomes lethargic, give Ned a Gas X every 8 hrs available at the pharmacy over the counter to help decrease the gas production.
Does that make sense to you?
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Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.
Hi Rachael,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Ned. How is everything going?

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