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I have a 2 day old bottle baby whose mamma just dropped her then walked away. Only had powdered colostrum. Gave her colostrum for 24 hrs and now giving her 3/4 colostrum and 1/4 powdered milk. She now has very loose dark brown diarrhea.  She is eating good and peeing

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Powdered colostrum works fine.  In kid goats, brown diarrhea is usually bacterial infection or just digestive upset. I would give her pepto bismol at one tablespoon per 10 pounds body weight now and again in 4 hours.  This usually helps with digestive upset - could be from going on powdered milk - may need to dilute the powdered milk - is this goat powdered milk?  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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