Large Animal Veterinary

Ask a large animal vet and get answers to your questions ASAP

Ask a Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My goat got attacked by our dog about 2 weeks ago. No open…

Customer Question
My goat got attacked...

My goat got attacked by our dog about 2 weeks ago. No open wounds. Just pounced on. Since then she isn't eating and weak. We brought her to the vet. He gave her work meds, antibiotics and vitamins. He said she needs to eat to make the meds work. We have been giving her formula but her belly is just really bloated now

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Is your goat bleeding a lot?

No blood at all

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the goat's name?

Bailey

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bailey?

Well she also now isn't pooping. Except for an occasional greenish blob. Small. We were advised to give her milk of mag to get her belly working. It hasn't done anything

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Large Animal Veterinary Question
Answered in 2 hours by:
9/7/2017
Large Animal Vet: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinarian
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 22,829
Experience: As a veterinarian, I have been educated to treat all animals, big and small.
Verified

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Now I cannot see Bailey's age listed, but if she is post-weaning then the formula you are giving could be upsetting her gut microflora leading to this gassy bloating. Therefore, we may need to stop the formula and stick to electrolyte solutions (ie Lectaid, Resorb, etc) for the moment. Food-wise, we need to address the bloat first then can drench veggie baby food or using a liquid diet (usually available OTC at the farm supply store). (One could also puree hay/pelleted feed and make a paste with water to syringe feed if need be). In any case, we do often use Milk of Magnesia but make sure you are drenching a dose of at least 1 ml per 4 lbs of her weight every 6 hours until you see feces. Of course, if you have been and that isn't working then consider switching to carefully drenching mineral or vegetable oil ( at a dose of 1 ounce per 10 pounds every 4 hrs). This will help get her stool moving but also help reduce the gas distending her. There are also OTC anti-bloat products again at most farm supply shops +/- use can drench with activated charcoal as another means to reduce her bloat as we try to get the feces moving. And once we do, I suspect her appetite will improve, else the above diet options would need to be started as well.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

******************************************************************************

I aim to provide best care for you just as I do for my own clients & their pets. If you have any other questions, please ask – I’m happy to help but please rate me with the **STARS** (or leave a written rating of 1-5; 5 being great) as this is the only way I am credited for my work by the site & this allows me to continue to help here. This is included in your question fee. Once you rate, your question will not close & you can still ask follow-up questions. Thank you. : )**

Ask Your Own Large Animal Veterinary Question
Large Animal Vet: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. B.
Ask Your Own Large Animal Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Dr. B. Your Own Question
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinarian
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 22,829
22,829 Satisfied Customers
Experience: As a veterinarian, I have been educated to treat all animals, big and small.

Dr. B. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

CountryDoc

CountryDoc

Veterinarian

326 satisfied customers

Experienced mixed animal veterinarian

Dr. Darren

Dr. Darren

Large Animal Vet

60 satisfied customers

2008 Graduate; Experience in Cattle and Small Ruminant production and medicine

Pet Doc

Pet Doc

Veterinarian

4 satisfied customers

Veterinarian - BVSc

Dr. MD Stafford

Dr. MD Stafford

Veterinarian

250 satisfied customers

20 years mixed animal practice, fish health certified and experience with embryo transfer.

Dr. M.

Dr. M.

Veterinarian

133 satisfied customers

Board certified surgeon, lameness and advanced imaging expert with 9 years of experience.

Dan C., DVM

Dan C., DVM

Veterinarian

127 satisfied customers

Equine Practitioner. Owner of Mobile Equine/Large Animal Practice for 16 years.

Dr. Berry

Dr. Berry

Veterinarian

78 satisfied customers

26 years experience in small and large animal medicine and surgery.

< Previous | Next >

Related Large Animal Veterinary Questions
Cow ca,t stand up after big dead calf what do I gif her I
Cow ca,t stand up after big dead calf what do I gif her I have her up whet a hip lifter … read more
Dan C., DVM
Dan C., DVM
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
127 satisfied customers
If an Angus is pregnant and another year older calve is
If an Angus is pregnant and another year older calve is sucking on her, will that directly effect the soon to be born calf. … read more
Dan C., DVM
Dan C., DVM
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
127 satisfied customers
Nannies suddenly can't walk and die in two days. All have
Nannies suddenly can't walk and die in two days. All have been pregnant and very close to kidding. Feed is grass hay and oats. … read more
Dan C., DVM
Dan C., DVM
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
127 satisfied customers
My mini pot belly pig has been vomiting. She vomited a lot
Her name is ***** ***** she is almost 4 years old. … read more
Joan
Joan
Private
355 satisfied customers
I have a six week old Nigerian Dwarf doeling, that has
I have a six week old Nigerian Dwarf doeling, that has developed a scaley white rash on her ears ... I treated her for parisites (mites) with Dimetrious Earth, but it has gotten worse, and now she is … read more
Joan
Joan
Private
355 satisfied customers
We have a cow stuck in the mud. what is the best way to
we have a cow stuck in the mud. what is the best way to attach a rope to pull her out without injury to her?… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
10,431 satisfied customers
Dr., I had been talking to you about my goat, I was able to
Dr. Dan, I had been talking to you about my goat, I was able to get the information on her egg load and wondered if you could tell me how bad her load is. I have downloaded the file. I have called my … read more
Dan C., DVM
Dan C., DVM
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
127 satisfied customers
I have an open package of Corrid Power that I have kept in
I have an open package of Corrid Power that I have kept in my Fridge. I purchased it in August 2017 is it safe to use? Thanks Terri… read more
Dan C., DVM
Dan C., DVM
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
127 satisfied customers
My American Guinea Hog (about 150lbs) appears to be
My American Guinea Hog (about 150lbs) appears to be arthritic. No specialty vet close by and I want to try Previcox. How much of a 227mg tab should I give? … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinarian
22,829 satisfied customers
2 yr old nigerian dwarf doe goat. Need to know how to reduce
2 yr old nigerian dwarf doe goat. Need to know how to reduce swelling on a prolapsed rectum that has been replaced and purse string stitches put in place. … read more
Dan C., DVM
Dan C., DVM
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
127 satisfied customers
My 5 week old goat stopped drinking suddenly today and voice
My 5 week old goat stopped drinking suddenly today and voice is low turning head to side and up was fine this morning … read more
Dan C., DVM
Dan C., DVM
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
127 satisfied customers
I have 1500 to 1700 pound that got a piece of wire or
I have 1500 to 1700 pound bull that got a piece of wire or something wrapped around his leg but it's not on there anymore. Evidently he pulled it off but now his leg is swollen and he won't put know w… read more
Dan C., DVM
Dan C., DVM
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
127 satisfied customers
We have a boer goat who recently had scours- we think it
We have a boer goat who recently had scours- we think it started when she got to eat grass that is not typically in her field. We isolated her and only allowed hay and water. Scours finally gone but two days ago she had difficultly getting up and started to fall often. I did start giving her some grain two days ago thinking maybe it would help with her weakness … read more
Dan C., DVM
Dan C., DVM
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
127 satisfied customers
I have a 1 1/2 year old pot belly pig that weighs close to
I have a 1 1/2 year old pot belly pig that weighs close to 200 pounds, his hooves need trimmed and the vet is coming to my house on monday to do this,,,,trim hooves and tusks, my concern is what anest… read more
Dr Linda
Dr Linda
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
1,532 satisfied customers
I have a young goat (1 year or less), panting and snorting
I have a young goat (1 year or less), panting and snorting while breathing. He is eating, drinking but lays down a lot. I have been reading my raising a goat book and I believe it is pneumonia. I just… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinarian
22,829 satisfied customers
I have a Boar goat that is 8 months old. Unable to stand,
I have a Boar goat that is 8 months old. Unable to stand, weak front legs. No skours. Looks like he has chipmunk cheeks. … read more
Dan C., DVM
Dan C., DVM
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
127 satisfied customers
I inherited an old goat. He has arthritis. The vet said just
I inherited an old goat. He has arthritis. The vet said just give home three baby aspirins a day, how should I do that? … read more
Dan C., DVM
Dan C., DVM
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
127 satisfied customers
I have a 3 month old goat that has developed a dry hacking
I have a 3 month old goat that has developed a dry hacking cough. She still eats, but with exercise she stops and pants raptly, with her mouth open. Temp is 103. I have penicilln injection and Baytril… read more
Dan C., DVM
Dan C., DVM
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
127 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x