Our goat Daisy had had really bad runs the last couple of days. .her back end is a mess..the others are fine so just thinking it could be something she's eaten. Although there is nothing that the other goats can't get at either so totally baffled. Tried cleaning her back end but she hates it. She's eating and drinking as normal and doesn't have a temperature. She gave birth last November to two healthy twins. Is there anything i can give her to harden her droppings? Thanks.
When was she last dewormed? Is there any blood in the fecal matter? Is it off color? Those can be signs of cocci and/or e-coli, which can both cause scours.
Although it is important to stop the scouring so she doesn't get dehydrated, it is also important to try and determine the cause.
If she ate something that triggered this, scouring is a good way to remove the toxins from her system.
Do you have blackberry or wild raspberry bushes in your area? If so, cut some stems from them and let her eat them. The leaves are a natural treatment or scours and will usually clear it up within 24 hours or less.
If she hasn't been treated for worms, I would do so. A fecal would also be recommended so you know you are using the correct medication.
Post by tassiegirl on May 24, 2018 21:57:57 GMT -5
Hi Goatmom. She has no blood in her poo and was recently wormed four weeks ago. I usually give them pine needles they love them as i believe they are a natural dewormer too...i used to give mine a spoonful of veggie oil that cleared up scours really fast..i didn't have any left but got some more today so if she is still runny will give her some and hope that helps her. We don't have any blackberry bushes around...wish we did. Will see how she is today at feed and clean up time. Thanks goatmom.
Post by tassiegirl on May 25, 2018 15:10:47 GMT -5
She's fine now. .must have been a 48 hour bug...back to the normal poo thank goodness. Was a mess cleaning up after her but she's all good again so reckon it must have been something she ate. .she is a glutton...thanks everyone. 😆😆😆