Goats/sick baby goat

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I have a pymgy baby goat that would 8 weeks old on Tuesday.I noticed sat. he had a little yellowish diarrhea  had started. And has turned to green . It is all over he legs and he has gotten weak. What should i do ???

Answer
What oral antibiotics do you have available right now?  Pepto bismol at 1/4 cup every 4 hours until diarrhea stops.  Also give electrolytes  - pedialyte works well - 1 cup every 4 to 6 hours.  Is it eating and if so what is it eating?  Yellow usually indicates enterotoxemia but the green can mean coccidiosis.  Is he outside on pasture yet?  What hay is he on.  Let me know - 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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