Due to the higher bacteria loads of either housing to many goats or just the stationary of a shelter/pen, baby goats are more susceptible to bacterial gut infections then normal. Any stomach issues with a kid up to about the 3 to 4 week point is directly linked to bacteria as their rumin isn yet really active. It is also NEVER a parasite issue at this age. It can effect both bottle raised and dam raised kids alike. The signs of such an infection is smelly runny poop. More often then not a very light tan to an almost white color. This shouldnt be confused with a new borns normal milk poo that you will see the first week or so before they start making little berries. Along with these stinky runs, kids will more often then not lose their appetite to some degree. They may act hungry but after a few sucks just stop. Or they may not want a bottle or mom at all. Do not force feed a sick baby. If left untreated, this leads to the death of the kid more often then not. More so, these sick kids can pass this infection on to other kids as the bacteria is in their poo. Over the 20 years we have had goats, it was always a kinda hit and miss if we could save these kinds of kids. But last year our vet told us about Baytril and how to use it. I just figured a post like this during the kidding season might help others. 1/2 cc IM and 1/2cc oral of Baytril. You should see marked improvements after 12 hours and if like us, a complete turn around of the kid in 24 with full appetites returning within that 24-48 hour range.