Attention! This is a potentially life-threatening condition for your goat. Time is of the essence, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Neonatal Diarrhea Complex


Neonatal diarrhea complex is associated with young kids under 30 days of age, developing diarrhea or scours. It is an emergency condition in kids as they can can become dehydrated quickly due to loss of water and electrolytes. Without prompt treatment the condition can quickly become fatal. Diarrhea can be caused by a wide number of different infectious pathogens (bacteria, parasites, protozoa, viruses) as well as noninfectious reasons (antibiotics, milk replacer).

Risk Factors

  • Extreme weather conditions
  • Overcrowding of goats
  • Poor sanitation, living in damp, dirty environment

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