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Old 04-27-2009, 10:52 PM   #1
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Default Doe pooping grenades, not berries !

I have a Nubian milker, and she poops big clusters of berries that stay together (looks like grenades on the ground). The yearling drops regular berries. I am feeding prairie hay, alfalfa pellets (free choice) and grain on the stand (oats, corn, BOSS, beet pulp) and free choice Tech Master. Fresh water is offered at all times.

This is the same doe that had blood one time on her rectum, wonder if she is straining like this. Is she constipated?
Do i need to change her feed or amounts?

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Old 04-27-2009, 10:54 PM   #2
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Does she have access to fresh grass? This time of year it will cause loose stools.



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yep all mine have been having large clumps due to the rich new grass plus just freshening and upping grain amounts. It will settle down believe me.

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grenades.. LOL!

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Well, the stool is not loose. It is the same consistency as individual berries and you can see the berries within in, one next to the other, but they stay in one large ball. The grenade really describes it best, it's the same shape too.

There is fresh grass/weeds (really more weeds than grass) in the yard, but she does not seem very interested in it. Nibbles on her pellets and eats her hay most of the time. The yearling eats more of the green weeds and her poop is single berries.

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Old 04-28-2009, 02:36 AM   #6
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that is good to know--some of mine are doing it too!!

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Old 04-28-2009, 03:11 AM   #7
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Ours do it off and on. Right now we have one doe with it. It usually comes and goes. I think its normal as long as it does not last too long.   

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Old 04-28-2009, 04:32 PM   #8
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How long is too long? This has been going on for weeks, I don't think I have seen her with individual berries, coming out one at a time.

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Old 04-28-2009, 04:39 PM   #9
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spring is also "worm" weather so check those gums and eye lids often .... as worms can give them the grenades (lol) also .

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Old 04-28-2009, 05:46 PM   #10
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Jana,

Do you have some probios you can feed? I use the Goats Prefer Probiotic Powder that my local TSC carries. My girls expect it sprinkled on top of their feed every day. (diva's that they are!) Also make sure you are keeping baking soda out free choice. And as Linda said check the eye lids often for signs or worm load! Some goats seem more prone to the "grenades" than others. Not to worry to much though. I always laugh cause I don't know of any people other than us goat fanatics that watch poop so closely!

Hope this helps,

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