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I have a 6 and a half month doeling that has had soft poop for a couple of days. She was wormed and treated for cocci in early May so don't think that is the problem. Haven't changed their diet, although we have been having some rain and they are eating lots of wet browse. Any idea what it could be. Otherwise she seems fine, eating good and not acting off or anything. Thanks.
 

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wet graze will lossen things up as well...try feeding hay 30-40 minutes before letting them out to graze...if they have access to graze all the time..be sure to have hay free choice as well...Free choice baking soda for does help too..: ) be sure she has her CD&T shot and booster and Probios. As long as it doesnt turn runny or she doesnt go off feed, she should be fine...A fecal will make sure worms is not the issue
 

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Do we have a nice Poop sticky around here somewhere (we got some clumped poo balls)- I think we overfed them grain b/c we felt bad they got out and our dog chased them, luckily they ran back into the garage and hid in a cabinet! (minis)...

Anyways some poo photos?
 

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Thanks guys. I decided to worm her with panacur and her poop already looks better. hmmmmm, but yes, I do have hay out free choice and baking soda as well. I noticed one of the other doelings poop was a bit soft today so I am starting to think it is the wet browse. I had been giving them quiet a bit of grain so cut way back on that, so we will see.
 

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The wet grass can cause a parasite boost, as well as dietary tummy troubles. I'd couple with probios, but it sounds like she's on the mend, which is great. I would be sending in a fecal - after a few days I feel she should be clearing up. Always better to be safe than sorry. There was one buckling I did not think had cocci, he was just a bit loose and had been gorging himself on grass. I waited a day or two, and before I knew it he was gushing poopy fluid. Gosh I was a mess with worry. Sent a fecal and started treated him with GI Soother. He was better by the time the results came back -- cocci. Bluh. No fun.
 

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I noticed my goats have clumpy poop looks like a dogs poop is that normal? A neighbors lil Dachshund got loose yesterday and got threw our fence and was chasing our goats and chickens :mad: SO no eggs today and while the goats seem normal, was wondering if that would cause it to do that? :confused:
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Laura, you may want to make your own topic so your question gets more attention. :) Stress, dietary change, and worms can all cause the clumps. I usually don't get too concerned with clumps, they usually come and go. Just watch them. If they continue to be clumpy, I would send a fecal in to a vet (usually very affordable) to see if they have any worms that need addressing.
 

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I also have noticed the first poop after ruminating a napping is almost always a clump. Especially when they bed down for the night. Kind of like deer.
 

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Something I've noticed since the days are getting shorter. When my does are in heat they have soft poop. Then once they aren't it's back to normal. So my thought is if hormones can change human poop why not goat poop?
 

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Something I've noticed since the days are getting shorter. When my does are in heat they have soft poop. Then once they aren't it's back to normal. So my thought is if hormones can change human poop why not goat poop?
Oh yes hormones, stress, heat (higher internal temp+anxiety), etc.
 
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