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Thanks Donna,
Sorry i had to email u through PROVIDENCE EMAIL allexperts said too many questions. Okay gave Migi his LEMON JUICE & DURAMYCIN + PROBIOTICS all seems well he continues to pee well however i'm still having a hard time with him drinking his water i've tried putting salt on his hay but i experimented with only very little hay b/c i didn't want to waste it. As soon as he found that the hay was wet he didn't touch it AT ALL! So i'm drenching him with water. I will buy some GATORADE and add that to his water & see how it goes. As for his poop it is still dog like poop berries all sticking together in one clump. U know Donna re: His snack foods i've been giving him his normal snacks what i mean by normal means these foods that i've been giving him that DOSEN'T CAUSE his poop to clump up he now dosen't like it. However the snack foods that i think that might be causing his poop to clump up he loves to eat but now i don't give any. I'm just having a hard time finding foods that is NUTRITIOUS & will not cause clumping & will not harm his DIGESTIVE TRACT. We know he has a SENSITIVE DIGESTIVE TRACT so its just so hard for me putting foods together for him that he will eat & not harm his DIGESTIVE TRACT. I have no PROBLEM at all with his HAY he loves it dosen't cause harm but really i just don't see him eating it all day long i feel i need to rotate his HAY with something else but what???? & i hate to experiment with different foods b/c it'll be back to square one w/diarrhea & clumpiness. WHEW!. Also Donna u know my MOM wanted to ask u if the PYTHON DUST that i put on Migi can be used on DOGS b/c one of our dog is LOADED w/BLOOD SUCKING TICKS my MOM used ADAMS FLEA & TICK SPRAY but it just dosen't seem to be working. Let me know Thanks so much Donna.

Luv,
Me & Migi

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Thanks for the info.  Would try the hay dry with just sprinkling some salt on it - some salt will fall through but some will stick (without water).  Re food for him - did you say your feed store had COB or the general livestock feed? You might try either of these - don't know if they have these in smaller amounts for you to try.  

Re the python dust - yes, that can be used on almost any animal - I use it on my dogs with great success.   Hope that helps.

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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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