Weaning is a very stressful time for the kids and does. There are several major problems that can result if kids are not properly weaned. These include coccidiosis outbreaks in the kids and mastitis in the does. Both of these can result in death and reduced performance. Prevention of these problems through proper weaning technique is simple if you follow some basic steps.
Taken from: Goat Management: Weaning By: Dr. Ken Andries, Kentucky State University