Some scours but clean fecals

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Michaela Van Mecl, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. Michaela Van Mecl

    Michaela Van Mecl Well-Known Member

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    Sep 3, 2018
    Northern Virginia
    Over the past 2 days my buckling has had some clumpier poo - still berries, but this morning I noticed that it's starting to turn a bit more pasty. His fecal is pretty good, I'm working on getting him cleaner as we just started the herbal journey. Happy and same energy levels. Temp is good, 101.9 , average voracious appetite levels.

    Yesterday my one doe started her first heat - yay! Then this morning I went out to milk and noticed but her and her sister who has yet to start her first heat are starting to get clumpy... not scours, but definitely not the nice pellets. Their fecals are clean, very low parasites and no coccidia.

    I'm going to decrease their grain a bit this evening and give them some tummy tamer tonight and twice tomorrow..... and then some probiotics. Do you guys think it could be related to hormones? The only feed they share between the three of them is the first cut timothy hay they get, but it's really nice stuff and I haven't had any issues.
     
  2. Michaela Van Mecl

    Michaela Van Mecl Well-Known Member

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    Sep 3, 2018
    Northern Virginia
    Oh one other thing. We had a ton of rain Sunday night through Monday night .
     

  3. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Start with probiotics.

    Poops can get clumpy when clearing parasites out after worming.
     
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  4. I've had some that get scoury when we have a good bit of rain. I have gotten to the point if we get any kind of scours, I will give activated charcoal and probiotics while I figure it out (if they aren't down and dieing). It's helped a lot with bouts of possible entero to get it in them quickly. But if they happened to have eaten something off or picked up some kind of toxin, it's helped immensely.
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    If you had changed or increased feed. Or he has been over grazing, may be another thing that can happen.

    Give probiotics and fortified vit B complex SQ for 3 days, 1 x a day.

    If he gets too loose, if you have pig scour halt, give him that 2 x a day for 3 days. Double the dosage on label, it will dry him up quickly. Especially when he is fecal clean.

    I haven't had issues from rain or breeding time with my goats personally.
     
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  6. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Probiotics and a shot of B Complex is always a good place to start.
     
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  7. Motherof5

    Motherof5 Member

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    I was searching the site for the same issue we have with one of our new goats...4 months old. At the same time I was texting my vet. I send a pic of his poop and she said electrolytes. What electrolytes do you recommend? 20201015_092522.jpg
     
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  8. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Any is fine. You can even use pedialyte.
     
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  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  10. Michaela Van Mecl

    Michaela Van Mecl Well-Known Member

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    Sep 3, 2018
    Northern Virginia
    Do you think it could be from introducing sweetlix mineral ? That's the only thing I've changed and it's free choice
     
  11. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Did you give probiotics? Have things improved?
     
  12. Michaela Van Mecl

    Michaela Van Mecl Well-Known Member

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    Sep 3, 2018
    Northern Virginia
    I gave probios and b complex , no improvement but temp is good . I just noticed they've been hitting the sweetlix like crazy , among 5 of them it's already 1/4 gone in less than a week... So I'm wondering if that's causing some tummy upset
     
  13. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    It can. They go crazy initially but should taper off. I'd do daily probiotics for a week.
     
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  14. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    I have seen large consumption of loose minerals alter stool texture but it balances.
     
  15. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Yes, it can, if they really go for the minerals.
     
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  16. Michaela Van Mecl

    Michaela Van Mecl Well-Known Member

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    Sep 3, 2018
    Northern Virginia
    Hey guys just an update: It was the sweetlix! 12 hours after pulling it the stools were starting to firm up, and 24 hours later everyone was back to normal. I'm going to put it out only once a week since they go so crazy over it.
     
  17. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    That will make it worse.



    They need to acclimate to it daily. Just put out less.
     
  18. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree, just put a little out for them, so they can get use to it.
    Not so much, that they over eat it.

    Their bodies need it, as to why they over ate it, so it isn't good to keep it from them.
    Be sure they get hay, such as oat or equivalent, just a little bit, to help keep their stool firm while adjusting.

    When their bodies get what it needs, they will slow down on the sweetlix.
     
  19. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Toth, we solved the issue lol...

    OP got the protein pail by Sweetlix, not the loose minerals.

    Overeating that surely causes scours.
     
  20. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California