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Goat Medicine Cabinet Print E-mail
Written by Administrator-GL   
Saturday, 02 June 2007
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Goat Medicine Cabinet
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Should Haves:

  • Dewormer - Ivomec Plus Injectable or Valbazen (Ivomec Plus dosage 1cc/40lbs SubQ, -
  • Valbazen (Dosage-1cc/ 10lbs Orally) Use  ONLY in NON pregnant does and wethers kids and bucks
  • Sulment or Dimethox- as per package instructions
  • Syringes and needles in combinations of sizes-    some 3 ml syringes, 6 ml syringes and a few 20 or 30 ml syringes (All luer lock- look at goat-link article on injections to see what I mean) and a couple with the long tip for oral administering- Needles in sizes 18 gauge and 22 gauge as short as you can get them.. try for 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch.. trey not to have 1 inch you don't need them that long.. more needles than syringes in case you drop some..
  • Tubing Catheter for tubing weak kids found at most online supply houses
  • MFO or CMPK oral calcium supplement

Nice to Haves

  • Red cell or Goat Nutri-drench - as per package instructions
  • Electrolyte mix- as per package instructions
  • Iodine - gentle iodine is fine
  • Furall Spray - spray for injuries
  •  Biosol- (neomycin sulfate) for bacterial stomach disorders like E coli -(Dosage 1/4 tsp per 25lbs orally)
  • Probiotic Paste for rumen flora
  • Betadine for cleansing wounds

Injectable things that require ordering 'usually Rx' (prescription meds)

  • BO-SE (Not MU-SE)- for avoiding white muscle disease and as a therapeutic for the immune system of a sick goat (there is no substitute)( Dosage 1cc/40lbs)
  • Banamine - for pain and fever (can use aspirin if you don't have this) (Dosage 1cc/100lbs SubQ)
  • Thiamine - for goat polio and listeriosis (there is no substitute) (Dosage depends on the strength of Thiamine- it comes as 200mgs/ml and 500mgs/ml,1cc/100lbs SubQ for the 200 mg/ml strength)
  • Epinephrine- for possible anaphylactic shock
  • Bag of Ringers Lactate and IV set up which you will use SUBQ in the case of a severely dehydrated goat who is so sick it is not moving around much and can be closely monitored OR use the ringers lactate as a sub Q injection over the ribs 10ccs at a time with 15 mins in between injections to replace needed fluids.. grab 2 bags to have on hand.

Preventative things that if you need them and do not have them on hand you will more than likely lose a goat over it:

CD Anti toxin
Tetanus Anti toxin
Tubing Catheter
Large gauge needle as large as you can get 16 gauge if possible - for bloat emergency ONLY
For pregnant does- Always have on hand
CMPK or MFO for possible ketosis or hypocalcemia- no time to get some after the fact- replaces needed calcium

Quick measurement guide:

1 ml is equal to 1cc - they are the same thing
1 teaspoon is equal to 5 ccs
1 TBSP is equal to 15 ccs

Where to buy online supplies:

Valley Vet Supply  1-800-468-0059. www.valleyvet. com.
Jeffers Livestock Catalog
  1-800-533-3377. www.jefferslivestoc
PBS Livestock Health Catalog  1-800-321-0235. www.pbsanimalhealth .com
Caprine Supply  1-800-646 7736. www.caprinesupply. com.

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