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Old 04-02-2012, 11:50 PM   #1
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So Honeysuckle has developed some yellow diarrhea within the past few hours. Just a bit of background info: she is 17 days old, being bottle fed whole cows milk. Her temperature is 102.7 as of a few minutes ago. The consistency of the stool was loose but not really watery, bright yellow, and slightly mucousy, smelled foul (not that any poop smells like flowers, but this was noticeably strong).

What is the best course of action? Since I know kids can go downhill quickly, I definitely want to nip this in the bud quickly.



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Old 04-02-2012, 11:56 PM   #2
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When they are that young I usually go ahead and give them a dose (usually a 12cc syringe) of PeptoBismol. Then keep a close eye on their tail and dose as needed. I know some do not recommend that and say to let it run its course and such. But like you said, when they are young they can go downhill fast. Make sure the little one does not get dehydrated. Probiotics and electrolytes are good.



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Old 04-03-2012, 02:18 AM   #3
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I don't actually have pepto bismol in the house . I started her on neomycin, hopefully it makes a difference.

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Old 04-03-2012, 03:00 AM   #4
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At 17 days my guess is actually coccidia.
Does she have other symptoms? Runny nose eye boogies? If not I dont think that antibiotics are needed. You did say temp is normal.
I think that you need to treat for cocci.

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I was thinking Cocci also. I would take a sample to the vet and have them run a fecal float on her. If it is Cocci and not treated correct and righ away you will lose her.

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I know e coli way to well and sounds like it to me! I have not used the neomycin on kids yet but have on a few calfs and has worked well. I had 16 kids die from this last year, which was my first year having kids and did a lot of reading about it. If it is ecoli you might not want to use pepto since them having the runs is the bodys way of trying to get it out and using pepto will slow the process down and keep it inside. Dont get me wrong I am a big pepto user, but for this it is not best.

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Oh gosh! There are so many variables. I guess the first question should be, how valuable is this goat to you? Either monitarily or emotionally.
Most of my kids are surplus and will be butchered. So they do not get trips to the vet. I treat them as well and quickly as I can. Now, if a bunch suddenly got ill; I would get one tested to find out what is going through my herd. Luckily, and it almost scares me to say so, nothing like that has happened to me. (Knocking wood as I type.)
So treatment will of course depend on your personal situation.
Is she any better?

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She seems better. I did get a bottle of corid solution, sadly the local feed stores did not have any other coccidiostat. She is definitely valuable both emotionally AND monetarily, as of the two she comes from a much better breeding. If she does not improve, she'll be visiting the vet, stat.

Today her stool was a bit more firm, not as loose but not how it should be. Behavior wise she isn't acting depressed, lethargic, etc. and has stayed active and alert.

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She is definitely valuable both emotionally AND monetarily
In that case I would think a fecal would be in order.
I really hope it is just an upset tummy and she recovers fully and quickly.
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Sounds like you're keeping on top of things. Good luck!



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