Goat Poop

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  1. rn71953

    rn71953 rn71953

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    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?
     
  2. joken

    joken Well-Known Member

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    A change in diet can cause it overnight. Ken
     

  3. YuccaFlatsRanch

    YuccaFlatsRanch Well-Known Member Supporter

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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??
     
  4. BlueHeronFarm

    BlueHeronFarm Well-Known Member

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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
     
  5. Caprice Acres

    Caprice Acres AKA "mygoat" Staff Member Supporter

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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.
     
  6. rn71953

    rn71953 rn71953

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    What are signs of worms anyway???
     
  7. white eagle

    white eagle Hunting is my life

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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.


     
  8. Charleen

    Charleen www.HarperHillFarm.com Supporter

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    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.

    What a conversation! Only goat people can relate!