GOTTA B KID N DAIRY
supply of clean water at all times
2. Free choice
grass hay and browse or pasture. Does in milk have greater
nutrient needs that can be met feeding peanut or alfalfa hay.
goat chow fed once daily according to body condition.
4. Sweetlix Meat
Maker loose mineral provided for free choice consumption.
vaccination at 4 and 8 weeks of age followed by a yearly booster
or booster 30 days before kidding. Given 2 cc SQ in the loose
skin behind the front leg.
6. Kids get
coccidia prevention at 3,6 and 9 weeks. I'm using toltrazuril (generic baycox)
but Albon will work too.
7. I deworm with
Cydectin Sheep drench 1 ml per 5lbs given orally and I use
Valbazen for tapeworms on animals that are not pregnant. I worm
does before and after kidding. I worm kids at least once before
they are weaned and as needed until their immune system is well
feedstores will not have many of the supplies you need for
general goat care. Jeffers, Hoeggers, Valley Vet, and Caprine
Supply are good places to find what you need to order online.
There are many
websites out there to research goat care information. The ones I
refer to are:
I have more
confidence in the information given on these websites than I
what I find on many chat groups and FB groups.
Develop a client
relationship with a large animal veterinarian so that if you
ever have an emergency you will have access to the help you