sorry this is a bit long but I wanted to give all of the info I could think of! Hi my name is Arden and this is my first time to post here, but I have a problem that I have been unable to solve. I have a 2 year old FF Oberhasli doe (ELSA) who has had loose stools for a month now. Here is the history… 2nd week in July, we took her to Nationals in Louisville to show, she was doing great. Some of my goats, (only took 4), including her, started to get snotty noses around Wednesday or Thursday at the Nat’l. About this same time she developed loose/clumpy stools. At this point I was not really concerned about the loose stools as you see many goats at the shows with clumped poop. I started with a dose of Teramycin powder mixed in their water for two days (which they drank) but didn’t like that because I didn’t know how much each one was getting. When we got home I gave her a couple of days of Dimethox 12.5% from Hoegger because I saw that it also treated pneumonia symptoms. At this point the respiratory symptoms still persisted and was catching on to other goats who stayed home so I called the vet about the snotty noses and picked up some Nuflor. She received a total three doses of Nuflor given every other day. The respiratory problems were pretty much resolved at this point but the loose stools had continued. Some days being looser than others… mostly the consistency of cow poop. During this whole time she has been getting a dose of powdered probios (Kid Plus from Hoegger) in her feed. I took a fecal sample to the vet and it came back as clean for worms & coccidia. The vet said to put her on the sulfadimethoxine which I didn’t understand at this point because he said that her fecals were clean so I didn’t do it. I got some of the Scour Halt (pink pig stuff) and tried it for a couple of days. No change. I tried the old remedy of 1 TBLS cinnamon. No Change. I decided to leave her alone and quit messing with her thinking that maybe all of these meds were just aggravating the situation so I just kept feeding and milking her and giving her probios and a couple of TUMS with each feeding. The stools seemed to start forming some substance, maybe even little clumps if you looked hard. This was about last Wednesday. I had a new vet (supposed to be good with goats) come out to do health papers for upcoming shows this month and she drew blood on all my goats and also I sent her a fecal sample just to double check. She called back next day and stated that the fecal was clear for worms or cocci and to just leave her be and see if she didn’t continue to improve. So a week has passed and her stools were not normal but more "formed". Well starting last night I saw a “cow pile” poop in the goat yard and like a detective went around waiting for everyone to poop and sure enough Elsa has very loose stools again! Also somewhat off feed. Temp normal at 103.4 I am at a loss and don’t know what to do! I called the vet this morning and she said to get some Sustain 3 calf boluses and give one per 50# but if I didn’t feel comfortable using the balling gun (which I don’t) to crush them and give as a drench. Also to give 5cc of B Complex IM and continue with the probios. I HATE putting her back on meds & shots but don't know what else to do. I am TOTALLY OPEN to any comments at this point but think that I should follow what she says. I trust that she is good with goats.