Btw they are pets, not eating them, so no withdrawal time for that.
Good idea! ThanksI second @jkenn02 . Time to get a fecal so you know what parasite you are/are not up against. Knowing this helps you know what to use to specifically treat the issue. I send fecal samples to mid america (see link). Collect fresh poo, send to them, they tell you what they do/do not have including egg counts. My vet charges an arm & a leg to get the egg counts, but I want them so I go to mid america for much less $$.
If it's coccidia - we use Toltrazuril that we order from horse pre-race. It's a bit pricey but it's a single dose (not like dimethox) and it tastes ok so you don't have to fight with them (unlike dimethox which is horrid).
One other thing soft clumpy poo in goats can be is Johne's disease. Is your herd tested at all for that? (True confession: I'm all excited about the new PCR test for Johne's that just came out. The accuracy & sensitivity of direct culture, but results in a week!!)
what about corid? I used that on his dad years and years ago. I know it tastes nasty too but he loves me. (If it's him) I just don't think I have time to order and a vet won't give me i he ha sent seen goat.Good idea! Thanks
Had the fecal done, cost are a whopping $11 and it is worms, like hook worms. Thanks again.Have a fecal done on your goat, & make sure it includes coccidia (not all do!). Using a chemical dewormer without knowing what you're fighting builds resistance, even if it's needed, and for all you know your doe might be fighting coccidiosis or giardia, in which case no wormer will touch either. Your local vet will offer doing a fecal, or you can save a bit of money and send it in yourself. Here is a website that is a gold mine in regards to small ruminant parasites: www.wormx.info.
Glad to hear that you got it resolved.
For future, I used the equine paste wormers for my 2 girls. Both panacur and ivermectin
Despite them being drama queens about it, they survived quite nicely