I have an adult doe with greenish brown diarrhea. I wormed her 21 days ago with valbazen. We weaned her kid that same day and a friend of mine took her home to use her milk.
She developed diarrhea about 10 days later, they gave her several doses of herbal wormer (I don't use that and am not familiar with it, but it was all they had) It cleared up. Lids are pink, good appetite, and attitude. She developed diarrhea Saturday, they called the vet, I was out of town, and he recommended pyrantel, they gave her a 300lb dose. She weighs 100lb. I picked her up today, because they were concerned about her. Too late to send a fecal to the vet, but I gave her 5cc of 12.5% Di-methox. Jeffers didn't have 40% last time I ordered. Her appetite is still good, lids are still pink. I have sulmet, probios, and red cell. But haven't done anything else yet. I gave her the dimethox about 3 hours ago, still poopie..... any ideas??? Please help!! She is a sweet girl!
Edited to add: Went to the medicine cabinet reference. Obviously, I didn't give her enough dimethox, so much for reading the directions. So, I went out and redosed her correctly and also gave her a dose of probios. Also sprinkled some cinnamon on her food for good measure!
Last Edit: Aug 13, 2009 15:20:53 GMT -5 by sugarvfk
Post by bugsy123in on Aug 11, 2009 17:11:19 GMT -5
Sounds like you have all the bases covered. I would also give her 4cc of scour halt or slippery elm. Keep her on the dose of dimeth for the full 6 days (i do 10 around her because we have such bad problems), keep plenty of good grass hay in front of her and go easy on sweet feeds. If she gets lazy about eating start her on some b complex.
Thanks so much!! I don't have scour halt, but do have kaolin, will that work? I can get some scour halt tomorrow, if not. I will continue with the dimethox! So far, her appetite is still good. But I do have b complex handy! Again, thank you!
If it is cocci, when should I start seeing an improvement?
Post by Rose's Goats on Aug 12, 2009 7:20:26 GMT -5
Keep the water fresh and clean so that she will be encouraged to drink. Diarrhea can make them dehydrate fast. Electrolytes in the water is not a bad idea. I have heard that Electrolytes Plus (available at feed stores) is a good one to add to the water.
Be sure to follow any dimethox treatments with Probios at least 1 hour after treatment. This will help replace the rumen flora that is knocked out by the dimethox. Dimethox is pretty harsh so be sure to keep the Probios coming for at least 4 days after finishing treatment.
Medicated the doe this morning - overnight she continued to have pasty poops, like a solid cow patty. Today she has both solid patties, even some with really soft formed pellets all squished together and then some liquid.
Is it normal to have liquid still along with the more solid poops?? I only found just 2 small liquid spots, the rest were the solid piles, and the piles were fresh...
Just worried about her! Her lids continue to be good and pink, her appetite is good. She just lost weight the 2 weeks she was gone and I hate for her!
Post by maggiesfarm2009 on Aug 13, 2009 17:21:26 GMT -5
I lost a buckling that went to another farm with scours. The very best thing you can do is get a fresh sample and do a fecal. if you dont do these yourself, get a fecal to your vet ASAP. then you know what you are dealing with and how to treat it. It could be more serious than just scours. Also Red Cell is good to give for boost and others on this site usually recommend Power Punch but I have not used it. I plan to if this happens to me again.
Post by bugsy123in on Aug 13, 2009 18:58:14 GMT -5
Continue with the sulfa meds, you have it under control. No there shouldn't be liquid coming out with it, so just keep up the sulfa meds. Since you started her on on the meds already it will alter the results of any fecal so I would not do a fecal at this time, continue for 5 days on the meds ...... You have to wait until she's been off meds for 10 days to get accurate resluts.