Post by snickerdoodle on Jun 18, 2012 12:20:31 GMT -5
My month old Nigerian Dwarf goat, Snickers has had yellowish, greenish diarrhea all day. It smells really bad and he is acting weak and is not drinking as much whole milk (he is a bottle-baby) as he used to. I have given him Electrolytes and 2 and a half ml of Corid liquid. What else can I do to help him?
Greenish splats is usually e-coli. Here is what I did for two month old kids that had the same symptoms. Put one teaspoon of cinnamon in 6cc of water and drenched slowly over an hour or so. Also gave 5g Pro-Bios paste. The next day I crushed one Tum in .05 Power Punch and gave that. I scrubbed all buckets and tubs and removed all bedding and hay from the stall. Mine was on hay but I had to put them on first cut from the year before. That cleared up my kids when they went through what sounds like the same thing. Your kid being a very small dwarf and a month younger would get less of the cinnamon and water mixture. My kids were Boers. Also for a bottle baby some people just add a pinch of cinnamon to the formula they are giving. Then again it could be the formula you are giving is upsetting the stomach so maybe mix it weaker than the directions is what most advise. When I give a bottle I use real goat milk. Even if I have to go to the baking isle and find a can of Meyenburg Evaporated to mix with water. It is usually used in candy making. It is VERY high in fat. A half a cup has 150 calories and 70 of them are fat (energy for a kid to utilize). That can be mixed with double the water than what the can says and a can makes 24 oz or mixed double 36oz. Enough for a small kid for awhile. You can freeze it after you mix it in an ice tray and only use the cubes you need.
Pig scour guard will stop that and you can buy it at TS or any local feed store. 1cc per 15lbs twice a day for a day or two will usually get it to stop. It is more than likely not a bottle kid thing but an eating dirt thing and unless you get it stopped will dehydrate and possibly kill your kid, yellow is a sign of infection and the scour guard has anti-biotic in it. I have had 3-4 of these in the past month and with one or two doses of scour guard it stopped. I would also recommend getting him on Purina Noble Goat pellets so that he dosen't have any more problems.