Goats/Re: Migi

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Good Evening Donna,
U know Donna i think i gave him too much SEAWEED he now is making clumpy poop so last night at around 9:00 p.m i gave 1/3 cup o MILK OF MAG is this okay? Will Migi have soft poop with the MILK OF MAG? I notice hes not eating that much hay now is this normal b/c before i told u he eats hay like crazy. However he eats his snack foods. Thanks Donna

Luv,
Me & Migi

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The issue with seaweed is that it swells in their rumen - so too much would cause digestive upset and his not wanting to eat hay.  Milk of magnesia if great anytime you think he needs it and that amount is perfect.  He will most likely have the clumpy poop and can even get diarrhea from the milk of magnesia as it cleans out his digestive tract.  Hope that helps - Donna

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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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