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Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by StaceyRosado, Jul 2, 2008.
HOw can the goats have soft stools but have a negative fecal :GAAH:
Stress? New grain? Severe weather changes?
Yep, it can be from a lot of different things. Upset tummy. You name it.
Mine have had these on and off with the weather....a few chilly nights or even the amount of rain...all had been wormed and lids check out fine so after 1 or 2 days off " dog poo" they go back to normal.
I just went through (I hope it's through) a bout with Timber of clumping poops. At first I thought worms- two wormings later, I thought "It couldn't be Cocci at her age, could it?" and put her on a treatment with the kid for awhile- no improvement.
Then I happen to see that she was squeezing her shoulders through the opening for the kid's creep feed and cleaning it out. And she was pushing the other doe away from her grain bucket too. So it turned out she was over eating. I stopped creep feeding and stood by til the girls finished their grain. And voila- poops back to normal.
i just tattoo'd the 5 kids i have left on the farm, 3 of them got the squirts from the stress. now their fine the day after. lots of things cause it,
kids are fine --- just the adults. Destiny is one of them but I can't figure out if anyone else is pooping abnormally. I know Aspen and Jasper are fine so that leaves Mia or Sweet Pea.
Nothing has changed. Food is the same (ok new bag but still the same feed) weather has been the same if not cooler. And they have been wormed and that seemed to help but then it went back to soft stools and then I followed up the wormer 7-10 days later and it worked then the day following back to soft stools again :GAAH:
So I got the fecal done and from what I am told it is "negative" But I didnt' get to ask more as teh light turned green and I didn't want to drive and talk at the same time.
Will try calling tomorrow for specifics.
I am thinking of trying a strongyle wormer though as I did see some tapeworm eggs in the fecal I did.
Are they get any green grass, weeds or leaves? That will do it. I have a couple who balance on their back legs and wait for the wind to blow the tree limbs down do they can grab a bit or two. Shelly
oh yes they are out browsing all the time
Fresh greens will give soft stools. I have one who always has soft stools from march till every thing dies back about sept/oct. Just the way fresh green affect her. Use to freak me out now I just watch to make sure it her with the soft stool and not one of the others. Shelly
I wish I could feed whole grain! Mine is a textured grain but of course it has some pellets in it as well.
Well today they were in with the dogs all day long which has a lot of grass and weeds so they had a ball. Lets see how their stools are tomorrow
It is only Destiny and possibly one other doe but I never catch anyone else pooping :shrug: Aspen is fine her I did see poop a couple times.
Well I will just not worry about it I guess. Still bothers me though as by now they should be fine with all that browse. This isn't the first year for them to get browse. GOATS :GAAH:
I had asked our vet the same thing when he was here last time. He said that with all the rain they are eating more wet grass and browse. So just like us, if your diet is softer so is your poop. (His wording)
no much rain around here anymore.
but I will try to take all yalls word for it and not worry :worried: ...............yah right :ROFL: :wink: