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Last Monday we rescued a 4 week old boer doe kid. Her twin had just died. SHe was weak with scours. We went to vet and he gave her a shot and 8 pills(not sure what they were for) to be taken 2 a day. We feed her goat milk, usually 4 bottles a day. SHe nibbles at hay and has tried a few bites of calf starter. Today, a week later, she still has a loose stool. We let her out her stall several times a day and she nibbles on vines and such. WHat could we do to help with the diarrhea? She is our very first goat , so we need help!!! Also we noticed today she is squatting a lot. Seems to be trying to urinate but only saw a lil.
 

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Keep her on goat milk! You can add a little probious powder to it.
Do you crush the pills in water & drench?
You can also give her a few cc Pepto orally for a few days to help the runs. This will only mask the problem.
This little girl needs a goatie friend.
 

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We finished up with the pills last Thursday. SOmeone told me to put karo in the milk is that a good idea? Is it possible she is getting a urinary track infection? I am going to try the pepto tonight, how often should I do that? My 4 year ols is already really attached to her, we sure can't let anything happen to her.
 

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Diarrhea/scours can very easily cause dehydration, and dehydration can kill pretty quickly. Gently pinch a fold of skin on her neck, raise it, and release. If it snaps back into place she is not dehydrated, if it stays raised she is dehydrated and needs electrolytes to get her system back in balance and replace lost fluids. I use Re-Sorb, but you can google dehydrated goats + electrolytes to find a good one. If electrolytes are needed, read the package very carefully because some can be mixed with milk and others cannot.
 
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