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I have a buckling that was born February 11. He was a twin, bottle baby. He is just a little bigger than my 5 week old buckling (my little buckling is on his mom unlimited and she is a great milker and he is big for his age I think). I have dewormed him with ivomec, ivomec plus, and also Molly's herbals. His poop is goat berries and not runny or clumpy (so I don't think coccidia). He has unlimited browse. He will not eat the dumor goat feed (that has proper ca and phos ratio) so he does not get much for grain. I was hoping to use him for breeding this fall but really doubt he will be tall enough. thoughts?
 

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My first thought is coccidia. They don't have to have diarrhea to have coccidia. i would do a fecal and make sure they also look for coccidia.
 

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I live a ways from town and will not be going there this week. I would like to do something asap. Is there a way I can check for coccidia myself or I have di-methox 40% on hand. Can I just treat him?
 

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Tape worm can stunt growth as well, ...but easily seen in the poop...

you can do a fecal at home...here is a link to show how...
 

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I would go ahead and treat for cocci, it won't hurt him. I would also try to get him on some kind of grain. Can you get the Dumor goat sweet feed? I've yet to meet a goat that will turn down sweet feed. All of my kids are on the Noble Goat medicated feed and they love it.
 

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Looking through the threads for the dosage of the di-methox 40% and i found so many different things. do I give it orally or inject? Looking for the most effective treatment. Would like to get it done today. thanks
 
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