Really low temp...even possible?

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by DostThouHaveMilk, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. DostThouHaveMilk

    DostThouHaveMilk New Member

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    I have a sick doeling. Born 2/6/08. The last of triplets...only 2.8 pounds at birth. She has been doing just fine. Eating well, growing, spunky.
    Now she is pretty sick. So I went to take her temp and I am getting 93.5 and 93.1, which seems incredibly unrealistic to me.
    I would like to give her some Banamine but am concerned that her temp may be low.
    She is now back in the house and back in the playpen.
    Are these temperatures even possible in a goat that is still alive?
     
  2. BlissBerry

    BlissBerry Guest

    Yes, it is entirely possible. However, she likely won't live long. That low of a temp is indictive of shock and/or her system shutting down.

    Sara
     

  3. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    get her warmed up and milk into her.
     
  4. Cotton Eyed Does

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    I would not give her any banamine. Did she get really cold outside? I would submerge her in a really warm tub of water or wrap her in blankets and put her under a heat lamp in the house. Tube her if she won't suck a bottle and put some really warm milk in her tummy.
     
  5. DostThouHaveMilk

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    She's been in the cow barn in the Prevention pens. She shares the pen with two other doelings and they have a carrier to climb into. They keep nice and warm in there.
    She scoured some a couple of days ago and I think that is the root problem at this point.
    I did end up giving her .1ccs of Banamine a couple hours ago because I don't trust the thermometer as far as I can throw it at this point.
    She's had 9ccs of Antitoxin orally and 9ccs sub-Q (Antitoxin that was opened at the ebginning of February, but TSC is a half hour drive away).
    I am heating up some milk mixed with Sav-A-Calf (electrolytes, stool stiffener). She wouldn't take the straight Sav-A-Calf for me. She sucked a little on it but didn't like the taste. If she won't take it I'll have dad tube her.

    She is wrapped in a blanket and is spending half her time wrapped in my lap.
     
  6. Qvrfullmidwife

    Qvrfullmidwife New Member

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    When we were losing Nyla her temp went from 99 to 98 to 95 to 89 to 88...
     
  7. stacy adams

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  8. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    I am one for just giving milk and not electrolytes also wondering how she is doing.
     
  9. DostThouHaveMilk

    DostThouHaveMilk New Member

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    She passed away a couple of hours ago.
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    At a few hours old.....
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    About a week ago


    Thanks for all the suggestions.
     
  10. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Oh am sorry Roseanna.
     
  11. stacy adams

    stacy adams New Member

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    I'm so sorry Roseanna :down
     
  12. Chaty

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    :sniffle I am sorry for your loss...
     
  13. Corky

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    I know just how you feel, believe my.
    Cry your eyes out. I did.
    If she was so small when born she may have had some underlying problem that couldn't be helped.
    mine did. Still hurts to loose one.
     
  14. susie

    susie New Member

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    darn it! so sorry-- :(

    Susie
     
  15. Katarina

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    Sorry. She was a cutie.
     
  16. Brit.Tex

    Brit.Tex New Member

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    So sorry to hear you lost her - she was a beauty.