Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Patty13637, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Patty13637

    Patty13637 New Member

    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}

  2. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

    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.

  3. Patty13637

    Patty13637 New Member

    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.

    Thanks , Patty