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Old 02-20-2009, 02:31 PM   #1
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I have a 70lb doeling with what is now believed to be polio. When she came in I started treatment for polio and tetnaus. There has been some improvement since giving Thiamine. I gave 1 cc IV and 3 cc sub Q . I also gave her banamine , penn .
Question is how much is everyone using of thiamine ? I know every 6 hours then moving to every 12 . usual is 4.5 cc per 100lbs {I think}

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Old 02-20-2009, 04:35 PM   #2
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this was in Goat 101 believe it was Vicki

44.5 kg, so 445 mg thiamine at 100 mg/ml is about 4.5 cc of straight
thiamine) IV to start, then repeat every 6 hours (subsequent shots can
be IM or SQ) for a day or so. The Dex at the dose you used was good (I
had used 4.5 cc per 100 lbs). I don't normally give antibiotics for
polio. Once they show marked improvement, I usually just continue the
thiamine beyond the first round of injections. Sometimes they stay
blind or partially blind for a while but still recover. If they've been
off feed for a while, the lactobaccilus/ electrolyte/ transfaunation
with rumen contents from another animal approach is also useful to speed
recovery - if not eating, they won't be making B-vitamins in the rumen
like they should and I would be tempted to give some B-vitamin shots
until they were on feed again.

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Old 02-20-2009, 05:57 PM   #3
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Funny thing is she was fine last night and down in the cold snow this a.m. with about an inch on her . She is up and walking now . I will continue with the thiamine and antibiotics due to finding her outside and down.

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