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Katrina
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I have two does, both sisters....15 month old Nigerian Dwarfs. They were wormed with Safeguard in January when I acquired my buck, and bred shortly thereafter. One doe, Caramel seems to be putting on good weight. She is due July 4th. The other doe, Sally, seems to not be putting on weight at all. She is due July 28th. I didn't test her, but she hasn't gone back into heat.

I took a fecal sample to the vet on Friday and they said it tested positive for over 100 eggs for strongyles. I wormed with Ivomec Injectable orally today. I weighed everyone first (I picked them up and stood on our house scale) Caramel, who weighed 45# in January now weighs 60#. And Sally, who weighed 40# in January is still at 40#. :confused: Should I be worried? I am.

They get free choice hay, fresh water, free choice baking soda and goat minerals. 1/2 cup grain 2x daily. I copper bolused them about 6 weeks ago and gave the Sel/Vit E gel at the same time. Sallys coat is also feeling rough and not shiny like it was. We have well water and I know it's hard, but I haven't had it analyzed. Maybe I should.

Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks!
 

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Katrina
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The vet didn't say anything about cocci. Of course, you know how vets are :( I dosed them all at 1cc per 20# So she got 2cc

When they got pregnant I switched feed to a non-medicated, as I plan to milk them for family consumption. Is it possible for the cocci to have overcome her when I switched? We've never had a problem with cocci here. I've only had the goats a year, and I've never had a problem with the chickens in the 3 years I've had them.

Maybe I'll attempt a look in the microscope myself. I hate to drive 30 mins again and pay another $21 to the vet.

Is cocci treatment ok in pregnant does?

Thanks
 
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