Goats/baby boer goat


I have a bottle baby hes 3 days old all of the sudden he acts like has bad belly ache stretching out, lays down gets right back up, stool is yellow and foaming looking. I tried to put him on another nanny couple hours ago that list her babies a few days ago  she wouldnt take the baby so I held her while he nursed for 10 minutes or so. Yes he got plenty of colostrum

HI Shawna,
I am SO sorry I never got an email alert for this message - I just now saw this.
What have you been feeding this baby in the bottle? How much and how often? Feeding too much or feeding milk replacer can cause this type of reaction - baby goats  should only be fed either goat milk or cow milk- not replacer as it causes digestive upset - without having more detailed information on him and his feeding.. I have little to go on to help you.  


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