Large belly

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by NDinKY, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Glad you have an answer and the goat was treated.
     
  2. NDinKY

    NDinKY Well-Known Member

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    Aug 3, 2019
    Kentucky
    I figured I’d update in case anyone has a similar issue. After he seemed to improve for a couple days after the Equimax his belly got big again. About a week later he got soft poop again. I was really frustrated since I’d already treated him twice for coccidiosis and was ready to wether him for poor parasite resistance. Since I’d used the sulfadimethoxine the two prior times I went ahead and treated with Corid. His poop returned to normal. Now, about two weeks later, he looks totally normal. No big belly, normal poops, improving muscling. I’m thinking his problem has been coccidiosis with a splash of tapeworms, and that the coccidia were resistant to the sulfa med. We’re going to hold off on wethering him as he’s now back to looking like the nicest buckling of this years kids (he might be nicer than his sire). If he has more issues I will wether him, but if I didn’t properly treat him in the first place then I can’t hold that against him.

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  3. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    He really looks so much better. Thank you for the update
     
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  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  5. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Wow, what a difference! So happy he is better!
    Nice looking buckling!
     
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