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Old 02/09/07, 10:18 AM
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Question Goat Poop

Hi everybody, I was told when a goats poop clumps it's worms I worm my goat 4 times a yr and no problems and she's 12 so I'm doing something right I guess.
A friend called me, her goat is putting out poop that looks like dog poo, long and all clumped together some in Large balls she said, I told her to either take a sample to the vet or to worm her goat, she said she did about 2 mo ago. Any other idea?

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Old 02/09/07, 10:39 AM
 
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A change in diet can cause it overnight. Ken

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Old 02/09/07, 10:54 AM
 
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Too rich a food changed too fast usually causes clumped poop. I know if I give mine some extra nice alfalfa or extra grain I get clumpy poops.

What have you changed in their diet??

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Old 02/09/07, 04:15 PM
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I've been told that somegoats just have clumpy poo - it doesn't necessarily mean anything about worms or even diet. We have one that regularly produces a loosely held together clump - still with berry forms, though. ....makes it easier to clean 'em up. :P

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I've recently started giving my bucks 1 cup of alfalfa pellets each along with thier normal alfalfa/grass hay. one of My bucks took it fine, another has poo like you're describing. as long as it's from the food change, I wouldn't worry too much as long as it doesn't worsen.

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Old 02/09/07, 04:23 PM
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What are signs of worms anyway???

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Old 02/09/07, 05:46 PM
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signs for worms troubles r >> pale (or white) gums, dull coat,diarrhea
lower milk production ,clumpy stools ,off feed ,fluffed hair,listlessness
subnormal or slightly elevated temperature,rumen failure
dehydration ,chronic coughing (lung worms)- dry cough, especially after running or other exercise.
"bottle jaw" (severe infestation)- swelling under the jaw.

u can also look at eyelids soemtimes to tell.


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Old 02/10/07, 09:15 PM
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I've been told that somegoats just have clumpy poo - it doesn't necessarily mean anything about worms or even diet. We have one that regularly produces a loosely held together clump - still with berry forms, though. ....makes it easier to clean 'em up. :P
A few of my heaviest milkers have clumps of pellets, almost like each pellet is flattened against the next one in a bunch of grapes. Most all others have pellets that separate and do not clump. Neither is a sign of parasites.

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