Buck with scours

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by tmfinley, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. tmfinley

    tmfinley Member

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    My new little buck has had diahrrea for at least 3 days. I was in a car accident Sunday so my husband and boys took care of all of the chores for a few days. I got out there Tuesday and noticed the buck had bad diahrrea. I looked around his pen and there were only a few spots with semi-soft poop, but when I saw him it was full on diahrrea. I have only had him since October 1 and he was born in March.

    I wormed him when he first got here and fecaled him. I only saw like 3 eggs on the slide, but I know with moving and all he probably had more than that after a few days. He also got a bose shot.

    I wormed him again Tuesday, even though his eyelids look fine, and gave him another Bose shot, and also started him on corrid and have been giving him Probios daily. He was getting some grain with alfalfa pellets and grass hay, but I have put him on hay and alfalfa pellets only now. I haven't seen any improvement at all. He is still active, but his rear end is a mess.

    I have had a couple of my goats get diahrrea like this one other time, but I took all of the above steps and it cleared up with in a day or two.

    Is there anything I am missing? :help

    Tiffany

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  2. Sondra

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    Re: Buck with diahrrea

    doubt this has to do with copper. are you giving correct dosage of corid for his weight?? you might try some slippery elm to help with the scours. but continue the corid at correct dose. the dose amounts are up in Goat 101 at the top I believe
     

  3. tmfinley

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    I'm using it at 6ccs/25lbs. That is the dose I have from the Birth til Kidding post by Vicki.

    Tiffany
     
  4. stoneyheightsfarm

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    Someone please jump in and correct me if I'm wrong, but I've heard/read that giving alfalfa pellets can cause diarrhea for a few days or so until the system gets used to it. Maybe cutting the grain and increasing consumption of the alfalfa pellets is causing you to see this, even tho you're treating for worms & cocci? But that should clear up soon, I'd think...
     
  5. Sondra

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    and you weighed him??
    Billie changing any feed can upset their stomachs and it is possible that dad and kids over did it on the grain but believe he has been on alfalfa pellets. Of course you know Tiffany moving changing feed program any little thing can start them off. Try some pepto but prefer slippery elm to help calm his stomach also sometimes just plain old fashioned oats will help with diarreah.
     
  6. tmfinley

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    I tape weighed him.

    I don't have slippery elm, keep meaning to get it but never get around to it. This will probably get my butt in gear though. He was out of baking soda, I just put some out for him and he went crazy for it.

    I thought oats, or grain in general, make the scours worse. Can't say exactly where I learned this but that is just what I thought. If it might help I will definitely try it though.
     
  7. Kaye White

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    With the worming and the coccidia treatment...try 1/2 a dose of banamine. Normal dose is 1cc/100#. Give us a weight. The banamine will slow the gut down, giving him time to absorb the coccidia Tx. He's 7 months old...so he's still in the coccidia time frame. And it's very possible he's gotten an overfeeding of one of the things he's normally on.
    Kaye
     
  8. tmfinley

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    Ok, I will give him some banamine in the morning.

    Thanks Kaye
     
  9. tmfinley

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    I gave him his last dose of Corid. I gave him a half dose of Banamine Friday and am giving him Probios everyday. I also gave him a small amount of plain oats as Sondra suggested. He still has scours. I don't know what to do. I am still feeding only alfalfa pellets and hay. What else can I do? If it was cocci, how long after the last dose of Corid should the scours clear up?

    Tiff
     
  10. Sondra

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    woulf continue some banamin /probios/ the oatmeal daily for a few days.
     
  11. Sondra

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    what did you worm him with are you sure it got the blood sucking worms.
     
  12. tmfinley

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    I wormed him with Cydectin. Should I continue with alfalfa pellets or just oats.
     
  13. Sondra

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    If he were here he would get a dose of valbazen or safegard for tapes. now and let him have alfalfa pellets and old fashioned oatmeal
    I would also pm Kaye and tell her everything , his weight , his temp how much of everything you have given him and ask for advice.
     
  14. Sondra

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    this is a quote from Vicki re: another sick kid. This would be wise for you too I think