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Hi There.
We have an Goat thats very skinny althouh she eat a lot.
It start with diaree whitch we struggle to stop but now it fine and like it suppoce to be baut she don't gain any weight.She do not walk anymore but we really want to save . please if anyone can help!

Hi Susan,

Sounds to me like you have a case of worms. Very easy to correct. Buy a wormer, ivermectin, safeguard, cydectin, or strongid is fine. All but the safe guard is for horses or cattle but commonly used with goats. Depending on weight depends on the dosage.  


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