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Old 01/14/14, 01:44 AM
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feeding medicated feed to pregnant doe

All my kids get noble goat but since it is medicated I started feeding my pregnant girls something unmedicated. My question is, can you feed pregnant and or milking does medicated feed? I read somewhere that you were not supposed to feed pregnant ones medicated so that is why I stopped. I have now been reading that some people do feed it...
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Old 01/14/14, 08:14 AM
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It would depend entirely on what the "medicated" part is. It sounds like a coccidiastat possibly. Check on the bag for the medicated ingredient and then we can give advice on that component.
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Old 01/14/14, 08:29 AM
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Noble Goat has a med free variety - Dairy Parlor.
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Old 01/14/14, 10:23 AM
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I personally would not feed mine medicated if I was drinking the milk.
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Old 01/14/14, 10:26 AM
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That's how I felt. The other feed store sells ADM dairy goat pellets??? And I called the one down the road and the will special order noble goat dairy parlor for me but it will take 2-3 weeks. What would you do?
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Old 01/14/14, 11:14 AM
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We feed mostly whole oats, small amount of BOSS and Purina Dairy Parlor (our feed store has it all the time). I like it...some people do not because they are trying to avoid any feed that is GMO.
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Old 01/14/14, 03:42 PM
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Medicated feed is fine for pregnant does, but I would not feed to lactating, due to it coming into the milk, unless you are not going to be consuming the milk. There should be a withdrawal time, so you can see how long after they are taken off of it, it will leave the system....usually just a few days for a coccidiostat, and you probably won't be drinking the milk of a doe that newly fresh anyway.
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