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Is Kaopectate ok for my Nigerian with Scours?

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Goats' started by omg_sob, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Apr 16, 2018
    omg_sob

    omg_sob Ridin' The Range

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    Hi All,
    I'm sure this has been answered multiple times, and I've checked out several threads, but I'm wondering...how much and how often do I administer kaopectate to a 2 yr old wether with scours. He's eating hay and drinking water and is pretty active. He's with 3 other goats, all girls, and all NOT scouring.

    Anything else I should do? We just bought him this weekend from our breeder and she said he'd been having issues like this on and off.

    Thanks.....

    SOB
     
  2. Apr 16, 2018
    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    :idunno My guess would be intubate him... Not really sure. Hopefully some more experienced goat folks will jump in here.
     
  3. Apr 16, 2018
    OneFineAcre

    OneFineAcre Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    We give pepto
    I think its 1 ML per 5 lbs
    We give adults like 15 ML
    You can just syringe
    It tastes good and they take it fairly readily
     
  4. Apr 17, 2018
    alsea1

    alsea1 True BYH Addict

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    I would try to find out what is causing the scours as well. Masking the symptom will not fix the underlying issue.
    A fecal would be well worth the money. A little blood work can really give you some answers.