Hello, I am new to goat raising and loving it. I have just had my first round of kidding and have some beautiful babies. Everything was going good until one of my adult goats got diarrhea. She did not have kids and I tried treating it with peptobismol. That is what I heard to give them. She did not make it, broke my heart. Now this morning another adult mommy has diarrhea. I have heard to give a penicillin injection and de-worm. Will this hurt her nursing babies? Should I just take her to the vet? I dont want to loose another one due to my inexperience, I love my little goats. Should I supplement milk to the babies until mommy is better? I am full of questions and not sure what to do. The babies are 2 weeks old and the breed is Nigerian Dwarf Dairy. Any help would be greatly appreciated.... Thanks.
COCCDI !!!!!! or worms , here we go !!! what minerals do you feed , what wormer and what dose do you use , when was the last time you wormed ? what color are her inner eyelids red pink or pale white or grey , what colur is her poo , I treat for coccdi and e- coli at the same time anytime a goat gets the trots provided it is not a worm problem . post a reply to my questions and we will all help you , we just need to know what you do and need to do to fix this welcome to wisdom.
Who turned on the eletric fence without telling me? X#!
Post by angelsprite on Apr 19, 2009 1:57:59 GMT -5
Gaila, If you end up bottlefeeding, remember, baby goats need hay and some alfalfa at one to two weeks old. Without it, they die. I hope your doe gets better. It probably is cocci. I've never had much luck with Pepto, because I don't guess I've had a real live case of enteritis without it being caused by coccidiosis or worms. The other thing to watch out for is hemolytic anemia or HELP Syndrome. If your doe is pale but she's been wormed, and especially if she develops bottle jaw and/or a pendulous abdomen, run for the Red Cell, electrolytes and probios and send me a PM. I can help you through that. I had one do that this past season and she survived. It seems to be pretty common in goats, judging by the number of them that have popped up on the message board. Good luck with her. If it's coccidiosis, that's the easiest thing to treat, but the kids have to be pulled for up to 8 days after finishing the 5 day treatment with sulfa drugs. I wouldn't try any other treatment than sulfa drugs with a lactating doe because of the potential for salmonellosis or E. coli infection developing as a complication of the the cocci. Sulmet will handle it best, with electrolytes, but as I say, you're supposed to pull the babies if you give the sulfa drugs.