We recently adopted a pair of goats from the same people we adopted our other goats. Silly us, we took them without really examining them and now a month later we noticed that the male goat was getting thinner, and had diarrhea. Took him to the vet and the vet said blood sucking worms, blood sucking parasites AND coccidia! Ok...after the meds and a few rough days, (he is skin and bones!) he had a great day in the pasture sunning himself and eating (he ate alot of good hay the day before, but preferred the pasture and leaves that day). The next day (yesterday) he wasn't as active and really preferred to just sit around keeping warm (it was cooler that day) and was chewing TONS of cud. He looked pretty alert, just kind of tired. Today he is still tired, but not really sluggish, he stands up to stretch and maybe poop and then lays back down as if to doze a bit more. BTW-his poop is almost pellets now instead of watery diarrhea. My question is do you think that he is just resting and digesting and recovering? He is tiny, only about 20-25 pounds and just skin and bones so the cold probably gets to him quicker than the others. My motherly instincts tell me that he is just tired, he is drinking well when offered water or re-sorb and I see him pick tiny pieces of hay and I still hear him chewing cud. Does anyone know what the path to wellness is like? I know it's going to be a long recovery, especially with winter coming on and him being so scrawny, but I am almost wondering if he is hopeless or if he is doing well? The vet originally said "his prognosis is not very good", but he seems to be recovering now. Our vets aren't the best out here, but this one is ok. We don't really know what kind of goat he is, but he is beautiful, I am guessing some kind of pygmy mix, but he looks like a tiny mountain goat with a full face beard and no pot belly. Also, we are treating everyone else to protect the others and right now he is separated from the rest of the herd in another pasture and the garage/barn at night.