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I have had mama goat with soft stools for weeks now. She starts the day with soft poo and then by the end of the day it’s usually goat pellets. Today was like soft dog poo though. So nasty. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.

she had ivermectin a couple weeks back and she gets free range hay and minerals and then she gets her grains at milking times. I was giving her quite a lot of BOSS in that too but read on here it can coat her intestines and cause loose stool. So I stopped and it hasn’t changed.

My goat mentor I was talking to about giving her a bolus upon the suggestion of this site and she recommended not to because I just got her a couple months ago and she’s never been on goat minerals before so now she is and apparently it can take time for the copper to build up.

she suggested safe guard wormer and a shot of B12.
Any suggestions goaty friends? I want the best for my goaty.
 

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If yall want to give chemical dewormers, then definitely get a fecal first. You don't want to be giving her unnecessary treatments. It can actually do more harm than good!

Have you checked eye color? By that I mean FAMACHA?

Shot of b complex wont hurt.

Have yall tried probiotics?

Check the pasture for something that may be upsetting her tummy

What was the ivermectin for? Did she have an active case of worms?
 

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Is it alfalfa hay she is getting free choice?
My goats tend to get looser stool when they get too much fine alfalfa, rather than stems. When I see it I make sure they eat more stalks. I read that is from too much protein.
 

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Is it alfalfa hay she is getting free choice?
My goats tend to get looser stool when they get too much fine alfalfa, rather than stems. When I see it I make sure they eat more stalks. I read that is from too much protein.
It does have slot of alfalfa in it! The breeder said that too. Is it going to harm her? She was inside all day eating only hay cuz of rain and it's the worst it's been!
 

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Always get a fecal before treating.

I would prefer you not go to a vet, and send to meadowmist lab yourself - the results are much more accurate - IMO vets are not trained well in the art of fecal testing :heehee: www.meadowmistlabservice.com

Probios, B Complex.

Rectal temp? FAMACHA score?

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Always get a fecal before treating.

I would prefer you not go to a vet, and send to meadowmist lab yourself - the results are much more accurate - IMO vets are not trained well in the art of fecal testing :heehee: www.meadowmistlabservice.com

Probios, B Complex.

Rectal temp? FAMACHA score?

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Haven't taken a temp cuz she's happy as a clam. Famacha wasn't super pink but not overly pale. I'll check tomorrow. And we're in Canada so not sure my options for testing
 

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what color are the poops?
 

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Alfalfa in the hay is great for her, don't change that.
I didn't mean to suggest to take the alfafa away.
I just noticed with mine there seems to be a balance where it's just right, and when it's too much fine alfafa, the stool is clumpy in the morning.
 

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Also if she is getting a lot of pasture and wet weather, that can have something to do with it. My vet is great at fecals, so if you like yours, I would feel comfortable doing that. Don't ever use wormers without a fecal analysis. It may not target what you are dealing with and cause resistance.
 
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