First, let me say thanks to all the great people here. I have mostly lurked here, and read and learned so much. Two of my goats (a buck and a wether) had scours started last Wednesday morning. We immediately began treatment with some Kaopectate, probios and some nutridrench. Unfortunately, my DW had to do all this with the help of my DS (12). THey did great. The next day, both goats actually seemed worse. They would not eat and were literally squirting. We continued to treat, and on Thursday evening when I got home, I went to treat and observe the goats. I noticed that the wether started eating some dirt. I watched him for a while. After a few minutes, I pulled some leaves from a tree, and they both started eating a little. By friday, hey seemd much better, and on Saturday they were both back to normal. I have never seen one of my goats eat dirt. I offer them minerals from time to time, but not all the time free form. They usually eat some of the minerals over several days, and then a few days later I will offer them some more.