Post by Rose's Goats on Oct 30, 2009 11:56:58 GMT -5
I would wait a day or two to see if the clumpy poos don't clear up by themselves. Sometimes just a change in feed, hay, pasture, or the weather can put a goat off enough to have clumpy poos. If they don't clear up in a day or two or if they turn into all out diarrhea, get a fecal sample to a vet to confirm if it is cocci. Then treat accordingly. I hesitate to tell you to rush to the medicine cabinet because di-methox and sulmet are pretty harsh drugs that should only be used when it is truly a case of cocci that can't be controlled otherwise.
If cocci seems to be a problem in your herd then I recommend putting the goats on Sweetlix Meatmaker 16:8 with Rumensin. The rumensin is a cocci preventative that helps keep cocci at bay. It doesn't treat full blown infections but it does help maintain lower cocci levels. The Sweetlix Meatmaker 16:8 is a loose goat mineral. Because of the rumensin you HAVE to mix the Sweetlix with goat grain in order to feed it. You can't let the goats eat it free choice. I was skeptical about rumensin and then I accidently got two bags of the Sweetlix with rumensin. I had to use them because I didn't have any other loose minerals available. I am impressed with how much better the goats look now that they have been on the rumenisin for a few months!
I will email this to you as well, in case you don't check GW.