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QUESTION: Hi Goat Lady. I have a newborn kid that has a good amount of blood in her stool. They were born on 7/5 early morning and I noticed the blood this morning. it is typical yellow stool with fresh red blood and a little mucus. her sister's stool is normal. Their mother came into milk 3 weeks before delivering and is missing her second sphyncter in her teats so the kids had a hard time nursing at first. I milked her colostrum out and fed them slowly with a syringe. The first colostrum was very dark and they did not have much of that stuff, I milked until I got a better color and they had some of that. They are nursing now but the blood has shown up.

Can you take a couple pics of this and respond to this? SO I can better see  what might be going on -  How is she acting otherwise?

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QUESTION: Hi. She's nursing regularly now and has energy and seems happy. I haven't seen anymore bloody stool. I will try to take pics and send them later today.

HI Abby -
Great News - this  could have simply been a strain to use her  new 'poopchute'  ;)  the bright red suggests it was close to the rectum - I suspect she may have  either pooped hard/fast  once or had a hard time  getting the  'poopies' to come out  tearing a small vessel in the process. If you have a photo of this I'd like to see it

Again I am very happy she is fine now -  and Congrats! On the new babies   :)


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