not sure I would call it diarrhea but I guess it is, it's not runny, just clumpy, like a dog poo..
Ok this is the doe that just kidded, I wormed her right after I got her so in Jan the day they moved and I wormed her with in 12 hours of kidding. Day after kidding she got kind of soft poo, I wormed her again yesterday and still soft dog like poo...
I took a poo sample into my vet to be sent to the lab, but my vet has it in her head that it is most likely Johne's diesease... Why does she think that and do you think she is right??
The doe is healthy, shiney good weight, bright eyes, and milking like a jersey cow. I was thinking probably cocci???
Should have asked you guys sooner, but honestly though was probably a worm load from kidding and it would go away after another worming. the last worming I did her with 6 cc of ivomec orally.
Post by garysfarmer on Feb 14, 2011 20:06:00 GMT -5
Most of the time in this scenario it just the mama's stomach and intestines getting used to something (room) different "again".
Some of my bigger does will have clumpy and or soft poop during and after pregnancy. After a while they get back to normal.
Your vet may or may not know what they're talking about. We spent around 4 or 5 hundred dollars on my wife's cat (25 lbs - named fluffy). She just kept nickel and diming. I told my wife half way through it that the vet had her head up her a$$ and didn't have a clue. My opinion is since it didn't die it got better on it's own. We drive extra miles in the other direction now.
Well that's kind of what I am thinking... I told her to go ahead and test as I just know it will cause a riff if I don't let her test... here is the funny part about it, the local Cattleman magazine just did this huge artical on Johnes diesease so I honestly think that's why she has this bug in her bonnet...
But I decided I will giver her this one as I have told her where to put her idea's enough lately lol
Don't get me wrong she is a good vet and the ONLY one willing to do goats in the area and is making a real effort to learn more about them so she can efficiantly treat them so I do have to give her a lot of credit. and as far as a horse vet goes, she is the best I have ever used and I trust her 100% there.
But thanks for taking some of my fears away, she had me kind of freaking out lol
It is not uncommon after kidding for them to have "dog poo" for a couple of days. You have already wormed so you should be fine. Just give her a couple of days to readjust and it should go back to normal fairly soon.
Post by Rose's Goats on Feb 15, 2011 9:33:34 GMT -5
If it doesn't clear up in a day or two, I would start to worry. Most of the time a newly freshened goat will go through cycles of 24 - 48 hours of "dog poo" due to the flood of hormones, the stress on her digestive system from delivery, and a variety of other reasons related to just having kids. Don't worry about it at all unless it doesn't go away in a day or two.
I agree with what others have said about the kidding/dog poo connection. Also, you've just wormed her again. Add that to the stress of kidding.....I'm thinking give it a couple days. Mine usually have the adjustment time also. Sandra