Weird symptoms...whatda think?

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  1. dk_40207

    dk_40207 Well-Known Member

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    There are several weird symptoms...1st...we noticed a goatiness about the milk. This has never happened before. Next comes a slight drop in production. She isn't a good producer, anyhow, but we went from 1 1/4 quart a milking to 3 cups. Next is the poop, went from perfect nanny berries to nearly solid clumps( like solid dog poo) and it's a lighter color. :shrug:

    I've wormed her twice in the past 5weeks. We haven't changed her feed or anything. The only thing I can think of is that we were out of hay for about 3 weeks, and we got sme orchard hay delivered about 2 weeks ago. These issues just started about 5-6 days ago. :help:

    Does anyone know what might cause these things to happen together? Is it possible that it is caused by worms, and perhaps the wormer (ivermectin) doesn't work on her? She isn't acting any differently...
     
  2. mpillow

    mpillow Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Baking soda and probiotics......try some alfalfa pellets (or rabbit pellets) w/ grain if you want more milk....
    whenever I worm I give probiotics/b-complex/pigpaste to boost all the good stuff in their system....and feed changes can be rough....appetite levels are a good indicator.
    My girls get a little cow floppy w/ green pasture... :shrug:
     

  3. dk_40207

    dk_40207 Well-Known Member

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    They have freechoice Bakingsoda...and get grain w/ alfalfa pellets at each milking.
    Could mineral deficiency cause this? They have a block, but loose minerals are on order...
     
  4. susanne

    susanne Nubian dairy goat breeder

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    if you have doubt that your wormer is not working you could bring a fecal sample to your vet. food change can cause that too.
    when did she had her kids? some does goe down in production after a certain time after kidding. what breed is your doe? most boer crosses will not keep up with production.
    goatyness could come because she is in heat or your buck is near by?
     
  5. mpillow

    mpillow Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Has the weather been on the wet side where you are? Sometimes I find that milk is goatie on rainy stretches or very humid....and then they also cant forage as much or what they do forage has high moisture leeding to atypical poop....

    Is she eager to eat her grain?(a good sign) Where is she in her heat cycle? These could all be influences.....

    I only use Ivermectin as others left my girls still wormy....minerals will certainly help....I use the horse minerals by the same company that makes calf manna

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  6. delphinium

    delphinium Well-Known Member

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    My doe had bm's like that a few weeks after kidding, plus we noticed some lice - used panacur and the berries were back to normal and the lice were gone.