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Should you give penicillin to a goat or sheep with shipping sickness and if so how much?

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2009-12-20 20:15:43


penicillin is not only for humans and is routinely used for many

infections in many animals, including goats. Shipping fever complex

is actually not an infection, rendering the penicillin as nothing

more than a painful shot. I believe thiamine, exercise, and fresh

water is the preferred medication for shipping fever complex. For

more information, go to for profesional advice.

No human medicine

I would take caution in giving any animlas human medicine,

unless prescribe by a vet.

IF it is shipping fever, and IF penicillin is the treatment, the

VETERINARIAN will prescribe the dosage.

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