i have a 9 month old buck with the splats... it is army green in color.... i have only had him almost 2 weeks... his former owner had given him meds for a small case of coccidiosis and said he was fine.... i have kept him on his feed of 13% cattle pellets but i mixed some of my feed in with it... i could see the cracked corn in the splats... any ideas?
I would try some probiotic, if not done after recent worming. Also, I would give another dose for coccidosis. If you have not wormed recently, check the eyelids and gums. But I am sure you probably have done that. Sounds like they have digestive upset. Getting chewed up but not digested properly, and the large colin is not absorbing the water. Thus the scours. Make sure the beneficial bacteria are there and treat for worms or coccidosis. Only my opinion. Since I have had my goats, about 5 months, I have not wormed, vaccinated, or given probiotic since they seem to be putting on weight and so forth. I was going to vaccinate and worm, but it appears they have no problems. There berries seem to be like rabbit berries. ha ha. The only thing I worry about is the respiratory problems if they get wet laying down or in the elements. We have had a relatively mild fall so far. Winter starts in9 days. Had a bit of snow and frozen ground just below 32. The only health problem I have had is with the Pony Size Nubian who has favored a front foot since before I got him. He had not been trimmed for a long time. Detected no hoof rot or laminitis. You can always give something for the scours to hide the symptoms but that is not the way to go unless you are trying to curtail dehydration. Always treat the problem, then the symptoms, Possibly give sulfmet and electrolytes. Then give probiotic.
Last Edit: Dec 12, 2007 19:55:45 GMT -5 by braceman