I just got her today Was told she was wormed this weekend with Ivomac she is a grown boer it is green not water looking just real soft !!!!!! gums still look pale pink eyes look a little white also I think it is Coccidosis !!!!!!!!!! She is eatting good and up and moving around does not act like she is in pain.
I have Duramycin 10 g. powder can I give he that in water if so how much to added to a gallon?? Thanks
As a rule of thumb , you should worm all new goats I prefer 2 times 10 to 14 days apart, a change in feed can cause the trots , as well as worming , shipping can too , for now I would just give her some Pribios or natural yougart as a drench , and give her a day or so no grain etc , pasture or hay only , for advise on meds go to the one click refrence header and click on it then find the med cabnet it lists alot of good info as well as doses , if she gets worse , or it turns dark brown or black , post in the urgent health requests .
Who turned on the eletric fence without telling me? X#!
What is pribios???Thank you for the help she is so sweet we got two from the man and she was a show goat and he has the ribbons her and her sister won . The sister looks great he said that she is going to have a lilltle one.
Post by Rose's Goats on Jun 5, 2009 7:56:00 GMT -5
Probios you can get at the feed store in a tube. The cow kind works great for goats and is usually all you can find. Give her 5 cc a day according to the tube. It is a paste that you squirt in their mouths. I would give her some of that or plain yogurt with live cultures for a few days and see if she doesn't clear up.
What is she eating?? What is in your pasture if she's on pasture?? Right now we have an abundance of clover growing and most of my girls have the soft bright green poops. As the pasture dies out a bit as the rains slack off they will go back to normal. I just make sure to keep out plenty of baking soda (they can bloat easy on that much green clover) and give a dab of yogurt to anyone wanting it.
Post by jenniesjewart on Apr 30, 2010 19:16:32 GMT -5
I am new owner of two Nigerian Dwarf Goats. I absolutely love them, just got them on Sunday. The little male has diarrhea. Both are eating a little grain the female is fine her poop is nice and round. She's been drinking goat milk from another mommy goat. He just started drinking the bottle 2 days ago. Do I still give him the milk and boost his electrolytes or stop the milk and let him have his grain, the pasture, and hay. I'm confused. Thanks
Welcome to goatwisdom! We are glad to have you aboard!
You probably need to go to the urgent help request, go to the bottom and start a new thread. You will be more visable and get a lot more responses. Let us know the color of the lower eyelids, does it seem depressed, the age of him, also what kind or grain, ect.
There are a couple of ideas that pop into my head. If you are feeding it a powder milk then you may be a little strong on the mix. Read the instructions and use a little less powder.
It may be coccidios. That would require a sulfa based treatment, something like sulmet would be fine. I must go to work right now, sorry I can't give you better info than this. I'll be back tonight and try to follow up. Most likely someone else will be along also to give some advice.
Post by Rose's Goats on May 3, 2010 9:07:55 GMT -5
It depends on how old they are if you have to keep feeding them milk. Goats can be weaned starting at 10 weeks old.
He most likely has some diarrhea from the change in place and feed. New milk from a different goat can give them the trots for a few days. I would decrease the amount of milk for a few days and see if he doesn't clear up. He will act hungry, but if he is nibbling on hay and grain, he will be totally fine.