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Old 11-03-2007, 08:36 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the use of Rimadyl in goats. I have an 11.5 year old wether that has terrible arthritis. He is CAE neg, but from fetlock down he is in bad shape. He had more x-rays today... anyway.. Bute is no longer controlling his pain, we tried Tramadol and he had too many side effects. He has an IV injection of Rimadyl awaiting his blood levels of Bute to drop later this afternoon and then liver flavored pills for after that. I was just wondering if any of you have used it before.....He is a very special boy to me and we are just waiting to see if we can get him comfortable for a little longer... I know he is not fixable.
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Don't know about Goats, but I have seen it do wonders in older dogs. Hope you can get the sweet old timer comfortable.



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Old 11-04-2007, 01:53 AM   #3
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I'm not sure it will work in a ruminant....maybe some Adequine Think that's what it's called....used in arthritic horses...a shot.
Maybe even talk to your vet about both adaquin and legends together. ??
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Thanks, He is already on a generic version of Adequan, I have not used Legend on him..... I know we use it a lot at work in the horses..... He has had his IV injection of Rimadyl and all is ok, now we just need to see if it will work. Not looking forward to getting the liver flavored chewables in him! I don't know if peanut butter crackers will be able to disquise them!
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He has had his IV injection of Rimadyl and all is ok,
Robin, I would be very interested to see if the Rimadyl actually eases the pain. I've never seen it used in a ruminant. I would think the IV shot would work better than orally.?? I also wonder if the rumen wouldn't have a detrimental effect on the meds.

This is very interesting to me with the cross use of this medication.
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Old 11-04-2007, 05:48 PM   #6
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Not at all sure that you have access to any willow tree clippings, honeysuckle (vines), or lespedeza sericia. (my spell check went on that last one).......All 3 of these plants have medicinal properties that might help him if he was fed a little bit along......it would be less hard on his rumin if they would help......but at his age, I have my doubts that anything is going to help exept on a temperary basis.

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After looking at his x-rays...this fellow needs MUCH stronger than willow. I've only seen one x-ray worse and that was a broodmare of 21ys. with an OLD break from years ago. DJD really bad.
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Old 11-05-2007, 12:39 AM   #8
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He is doing pretty well on his second dose of Rimadyl: eating, drinking and bright. He does move very slow but looks more comfortable. We shall see how he progresses......
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Poor little puddin' Glad it's helping a little bit.

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Poor little puddin'
Oh my gosh, that made me LOL! Kapu was something like #330 on the scales at the vets! He is taller than Robin's pony!

I told her tonight that he is going to get tired of her shoving liver-flavored tablets in him, and is going to show her just how tough he still is!

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