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Their: I have a 5 year old boer doe and her head swole? up

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Hi Their: I have a 5 year old boer doe and her head swole? up and she has very lose stool.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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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.

I am so sorry that it has taken me so long to answer your question. I am unable to make phone calls due to my location but I would like to try to help.

It may be that the swelling is due to an injury possibly from the other goats or trauma. If this is due to bruising, it is best to start her on Penicillin G every 12 hr for 10 days. I would also recommend that you start her on aspirin at 5 mg per pound every 12 hrs as long as she is still eating. This will decrease the inflammation that could be causing this.

It also may be that this is a developing abscess...watch for a soft spot or pus coming from an area.. If this happens, the pus must be drained and this area flushed with Hydrogen Peroxide daily for 1 week.

Does that make sense to you?
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