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Here in the Southeast, we've been battling barberpole worms all year, mostly with the kids and does. However, now our bucks are in trouble. 3 Bucks had scours last weekend, so we dosed with Cydectin orally and some probios. 1/3 cleared up and seems fine now.

The other two (1.5 years old), it just made them worse. Rough coats, not eatting or drinking much if anything, pure liquid diarrhea. It's been like this for 5 days and we can not get the scours to clear.

None have a temp

To treat their condition, which is probably anemic at this point, we've been giving red cell, daily shots of B-complex, some probois, and an electrolyte drench. We've also tried some pepto.

They don't seem improved and we're guessing that when we hit them with the cydectin, it flushed the worms out of their system and it's difficult for them to recover.

Any thoughts on what to do next? We've never had scours this long.

Both bucks just stand around, look dazed and don't do much except shoot liquid out of them!

Peeing is fine.

We're assuming Barberpole since we've had confirmed problems with that this year. Is there a chance this is Cocci maybe instead? I thought the boys might be too old, but now i'm not so sure!

Help, as always, would be appreciated!
 

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We got our baycox in a couple of weeks ago. Going to give them 5cc orally as that seems to be the common recommendation. I had been debating that anyways.

Oh, and i forgot to mention, we just copper bolused them right before this happened, so they should be in good shape on that. All the bucks got 4 grams i believe.
 

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Well crud. I dosed everyone with 5 CC of baycox this morning. I'm betting they are closer to 35-40 lbs. Maybe 50. What dosage of anti-toxin do you recommend and how often? We have some onhand.
 

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Sadly, he may not make it through the night. We took him in to the vet first thing this morning, he was extremely weak and laying down alot, not eatting. Vet ran a fecal. Had barberpole and some cocci. Pretty high worm count. The Cydectin we used had not effect, the cocci was still a bit high even with the baycox.

He got some oral ivermec plus, corrid for the cocci, B-complex, and a couple other meds to ease his stomach.

It's extremely disheartening that the Cydectin was near useless. It was dosed correctly.

The other goat is doing much better and his poop are starting to get more solid, he's at least active and eatting.

Really hoping we can nurse the other guy back and he makes it, if not, it'll be devastating....
 

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I'm in Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. Great weather for summer. Worst weather possible for worms. Rain, and lots of it, not very hot temps, and more and more rain.

I've never looked forward to winter so much in my life.

We've never lost a goat, hoping this isn't a first time.....
 
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