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Hi.
My 4hers got a Nigerian Dwarf buckling and a wether Sunday.

When we got back from the three hour drive they had clumpy poop figured it was from the drive.

Yesterday we noticed one of them had white gunk in the clumped poop. Messaged breeder she told me to give valbazen (sp?) or double dose of safe guard. However tonight when the kids had them out they had some even looser stools.
These are new problems for us, the does have not had issues like this in the 3 years we have had goats.

Advise please while farm and fleet is open still.
 

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Probiotics, either Probios or Goat Prefers brand, Vitamin B complex, and electrolytes. Also a fecal test to determine what worm and/or coccidia bloom they could be experiencing from the stress of being relocated. Your vet or this online lab: MeadowMistLabServices could do the fecal test. What age are the new additions? Has there been a change to their diet? Are you feeding hay?
 

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White specs are more than likely tape worm and valbazen and safeguard can address that.which did you use and what does? Tape doesn't normally cause scours, but stress can as well as stress induce parasite bloom. I agree with daily probiotics and a fecal asap to see all they are dealing with. While safeguard won't address much more than tape worm, valbazen is more broad and addresses several intestinal parasite. Niether will address coccidia.
 
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Probiotics, either Probios or Goat Prefers brand, Vitamin B complex, and electrolytes. Also a fecal test to determine what worm and/or coccidia bloom they could be experiencing from the stress of being relocated. Your vet or this online lab: MeadowMistLabServices could do the fecal test. What age are the new additions? Has there been a change to their diet? Are you feeding hay?
The only change was she was feeding medicated food, I am not. Yes they have hay free choice free choice minerals.
I will get samples sent in tomorrow or see if the vet is open tomorrow.
 

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White specs are more than likely tape worm and valbazen and safeguard can address that.which did you use and what does? Tape doesn't normally cause scours, but stress can as well as stress induce parasite bloom. I agree with daily probiotics and a fecal asap to see all they are dealing with. While safeguard won't address much more than tape worm, valbazen is more broad and addresses several intestinal parasite. Niether will address coccidia.
I got safe guard but then couldn’t does them last night because the farm store was out of syringes so I had to order then from Amazon for those today. Then the diarrhea happened so I didn’t know if I should still treat with the safe guard.
 

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I would grab a fresh stool sample before treating them, then give safeguard for the tape. Liquid safeguard for goats I would dose 1 cc per 5# 3 days in a row. Some will do 5 days if they still see worms in stool.
Give probiotics 3-4 hours after the safeguard to support their rumen.
 
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