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Hey guys! I searched the forum for something similar to my situation, but can’t find anything.
So, my 4 week old bottle baby’s poop looks like mud. Any ideas what’s causing that?? She’s been a constant battle to get normal poop since I got her at 1.5 weeks old. It started off pelleted, then turned to scours, then turned to yellow caulk consistently, back to pellets, and now it’s brown and looks like mud.
she has recently started grazing a lot more, so I understand the color. But the texture is no where near pellets.
She gets four 9 oz bottles a day. I do a mix of cow milk, cultured buttermilk, and Evap milk. And then she has hay avaikable, 1/2 cup of grain if she wants it(doesn’t eat it) and then pasture.
 

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Wouldn't hurt to get a fecal test including coccidiosis. Usually grazing more tends to change the color to slightly greenish.

Is she the only young goat you have and/or are any other kid(s) showing signs of soft poop?
She’s the only goat I have at the moment at all, I’m picking another one up on June 10th. She’s acting fine, grazing, running, jumping….I suppose I should do a fecal just in case.
 

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With her battling scours off and on. Make sure your not over feeding her by weighing her and multiply that by 16 to get her weight in oz. Then multiply that by 10% to see how much milk she need per day..Divide into 3 to 4 feedings. If the amount she gets is way over that number..cut back. Feel tummy after each bottle. You want flat but firm belly..not too poochy and not sunken in. A pinch of baking soda in firat bottle of the day and some probiotics in her last bottle can help. Also you can feed her plain whole cows milk..the evaporated milk and butter milk maybe too rich. We have raised many successful babies on plain cows milk.
Dark brown to black scours can be coccidia or other parasites. Is she on coccodia prevention? If not start that now. We begin at 10 days to 3 weeks old here. Grab fresh poop to fecal before starting the coccidia medication so fecal is clean of treatment..

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With her battling scours off and on. Make sure your not over feeding her by weighing her and multiply that by 16 to get her weight in oz. Then multiply that by 10% to see how much milk she need per day..Divide into 3 to 4 feedings. If the amount she gets is way over that number..cut back. Feel tummy after each bottle. You want flat but firm belly..not too poochy and not sunken in. A pinch of baking soda in firat bottle of the day and some probiotics in her last bottle can help. Also you can feed her plain whole cows milk..the evaporated milk and butter milk maybe too rich. We have raised many successful babies on plain cows milk.
Dark brown to black scours can be coccidia or other parasites. Is she on coccodia prevention? If not start that now. We begin at 10 days to 3 weeks old here. Grab fresh poop to fecal before starting the coccidia medication so fecal is clean of treatment..

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Thank you so much! This is all so helpful!! I think I may have been feeding her too much! IVe been giving 36 oz a day and based on the equation you gave, she only needs 26. So I will cut that back, so I need to gradually cut back the milk mixture to whole milk or just straight switch? I also do give probiotics everyday and nutridrench. What do you like for coccidea prevention? I’ll have her fecal tested Monday.
 

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With the milk mix.. you can start decreasing both the butter milk and evaporated milk a little each bottle over a weeks time. Just add more milk to replace it up to her amount to be fed. Always feel her tummy after the bottle and make sure its happy. Adjust up or down as needed. Reweigh her every few days and adjust her amount based on gain. We stop adding to that milk amount when we are ready to ween.
Probiotics daily is better over nutrition drench.
For coccidia prevention there are a few choices..so depends on what you can get..in order of preference
Baycox. This is also known as toltrazuril and has to be ordered off line. How ever vets have a few under the name Marquis. It's more expensive but with one goat might be better than buying 200ml bottle. It's 1 cc per 5 pounds given once and only boostered if treating an active case or after a huge stressor like banding. Or going to new home ect.
Dimethox is my next choice. It's a 5 day treatment. Comes injectable but we give oral. 1 cc per 5 pounds day one. Then 1 cc per 10 pounds day 2 through 5. Vets have their own called Albon. Sameneds..same dose. So which is easier to get.
Then we have corid. Easy to get but must be mixed correctly snd dose proper. Instructions can be found in health and Wellness thread.
It's a five day treatment.
All five day treatments are done every 21 days until weening age.
 

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With the milk mix.. you can start decreasing both the butter milk and evaporated milk a little each bottle over a weeks time. Just add more milk to replace it up to her amount to be fed. Always feel her tummy after the bottle and make sure its happy. Adjust up or down as needed. Reweigh her every few days and adjust her amount based on gain. We stop adding to that milk amount when we are ready to ween.
Probiotics daily is better over nutrition drench.
For coccidia prevention there are a few choices..so depends on what you can get..in order of preference
Baycox. This is also known as toltrazuril and has to be ordered off line. How ever vets have a few under the name Marquis. It's more expensive but with one goat might be better than buying 200ml bottle. It's 1 cc per 5 pounds given once and only boostered if treating an active case or after a huge stressor like banding. Or going to new home ect.
Dimethox is my next choice. It's a 5 day treatment. Comes injectable but we give oral. 1 cc per 5 pounds day one. Then 1 cc per 10 pounds day 2 through 5. Vets have their own called Albon. Sameneds..same dose. So which is easier to get.
Then we have corid. Easy to get but must be mixed correctly snd dose proper. Instructions can be found in health and Wellness thread.
It's a five day treatment.
All five day treatments are done every 21 days until weening age.
I just want to thank you! I was feeding her too much milk for her weight. I cut it back yesterday and she’s had perfect pebble poop today!
 

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Awesome. Good job!!
 
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