We lost the other two sick boys today. As the rest of the goats began developing symptoms I was increasingly suspicious of a gut parasite infection called coccidiosis. A few hours after wrestling two full size goats and three kids with horns to force feed antibiotics and electrolytes they are already looking better. The infection is also known as "the silent kid killer." Strangely, it does make me feel better since that means I didn't miss signs over several days. This infection can kill in 24 hours.
Full report to come later.