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Sick goat...need advice

Discussion in 'Emergencies, Injuries, Diseases, and Cures' started by Karenbear29, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. Feb 12, 2017
    Karenbear29

    Karenbear29 Chillin' with the herd

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    I have a one year old pygmy goat that has had soft bowels for about 3 weeks. I dewormed her thinking that that might be the issue. I have taken her temp and it is normal but her bowels are very soft and almost runny. she is eating and drinking but I am very concerned that there is something very wrong and need to know if I should deworm her again or what I should do. thank you
     
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    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    Have a fecal run. First you need to know if it indeed is a parasite and if so what kind.
    Second if she is having some coccidia issues then dewormers will not work.
    There are are things like Giardia that can cause issues.. also can be see under a scope.

    Giving a dweormer without actually knowing what kind of parasite you may be dealing with can build resistance.
    If a goat has flukes then most dewormers will be ineffective.
    Dosage is also important.

    Has there been any change in her diet?
     
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    Karenbear29

    Karenbear29 Chillin' with the herd

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    Nope no changes in diet and the rest seem fine. I am going to take sample for testing tomorrow. What is flukes?
     
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    Goat Whisperer

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    I believe she is talking about LiverFlukes, a type of internal parasite/worm.
     
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    Southern by choice

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    Have you also checked her eyelid membranes?
    If you are not sure how or what that is see here
     
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    Karenbear29

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    Took her to vet yesterday, had to drive an hour they are few and hard to find, she has coccidia. She and my others are on meds! Vet said my other wormer is working but it doesnt kill this type of parasite. I have been educated!
     
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    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    Glad she has a diagnosis and can be treated! Coccidia is a nasty thing.
     
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    alsea1

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    If you can gather some black berry brush for her that would help get her back into shape.
     
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