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I have triplet Boer goats that are 2 weeks old today. They were orphaned and are bottle babies. One of them went off of his bottle 2 days ago, (they were all getting 11-12 ounces 4 times a day) he only drank about half at 3 of his feedings that day. 4 hours after we went back outside and he was cold and laying on the ground. He couldnt stand up and died a few hours later. His siblings went off their bottles this morning. What do you think is wrong and what should I do?
Have given them .5cc penicillin, some probiotics, and milk of magnesia. Ordered C&D antitoxin. Has anyone been in this position and what have you tried that was successful?
 

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They have been drinking it for 2 weeks and I have used it for all of my other bottle babies over the years
 

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There are 2 others on the same milk and they are fine. We actually tried electrolytes a little today and one drank them but the other won't take anything at all
 

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its best to stop the milk when they are feeling bad...try different electrolytes to find one they like....

Milk of magnesia was a good call.. how are they feeling now?
 

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The littlw boy drank some this afternoon, but his sister wouldnt touch anything. They each got a dose of banimine and had about 4 ounces tonight! They are acting a little more normal. Also gave them more MOM, probiotics and their second dose of penicillin. Hopefully they are doing better in the morning and we will give them more electrolytes.
 
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