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My 2 year old doe has diarrhea today, and is staying in her house.  She got up to drink but didn't drink much.  She looks bloated.  She won't eat.  I gave her Milk of Magnesia.  Shall I give her de-worming medicine?  Please help.

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What color is the diarrhea? Any foam around the mouth?  If she is bloated then mineral oil works best.  Did she just start having the diarrhea?  This could be a pneumonia and would need penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds injectable twice a day for 5 days (intramuscularly).  What is her temperature?  Let me know - feel free to give me a call - Donna 360-742-8310

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Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres

Expertise

All goat health care, nutrition, judging questions about all goats - packgoats, dairy goats, pygmy goats, meat goats, fleece goats.

Experience

27 years health care/nutrition of all types of goats, 17 years experience in packgoats, 20 years experience in 4H goat projects as leader, superintendent and judge. 20 years experience in putting on goat care/nutrition seminars.

Organizations
NAPgA, The Evergreen Packgoat Club, 4H, ADGA.

Publications
Hobby Farm, many newspapers, 4H newsletters, Packgoat Manuals (youth and general), judging information pamphlets, seminar handouts about health care and nutrition.

Education/Credentials
4 years of college, ongoing education in goats.

Awards and Honors
Small Farm Award of Thurston County

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