Post Number: 425
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
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|Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 08:05 pm: |
If the milk replacer has soy in it this may be his problem (many multi species replacers have soy or wheat protein). Soy is very hard for goat kids to digest. There is a very good milk replacer recipe on the articles page better than any powdered replacer. You might also decrease the amount fed at each feeding and feed small meals more often. Large meals also are very upsetting to the gut. Be sure to hold the bottle in a natural position, low to the ground and nearly vertical. This makes the kid assume a natural nursing position with the neck bent. This closes the rumen directing the milk into the abomasum where it belongs. Getting milk into the developing rumen causes diarrhea and a very unpset stomach. The grinding teeth is due to pain. You might alternate the milk with diluted pedialyte. You can give kaopectate to sooth the gut and help with the diarrhea too.
If this is coccidia the Sulmet needs to be given for 5 days and it can take that long to work.
Goat 911 Capri Medic
Post Number: 21
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
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|Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 07:16 pm: |
I have a bottle baby with scours that is frothy with a lot of mucous in it. I started him on Sulmet 12.5 (1cc per 5 lbs), B Complex and a vitamin/probiotic yesterday. I assumed that it was Coccidia because I have had the problem before. He has had two doses of the Sulmet/vitamin/probiotic and the frequency has gone down, but the mucous and frothy stool is still going on. Should I give the Sulmet more time to work? His appetite is good and he has a lot of energy but he grinds his teeth a lot. He is on half kid milk replacer and half 2% milk. I was mixing this with goat milk, but all of my does are raising kids and don't seem to have extra right now. If the Sulmet doesn't work should I switch to Bio-Sol?