Ammonium chloride substitute?

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  1. primroselane

    primroselane Well-Known Member

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    I am no longer able to obtain feed with ammonium chloride in this area. Can anything be substituted for ammonium chloride?
     
  2. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    They have block or free running salt? If you can increase the salt intake by switching to loose or even adding it to the feed provided they have free choice water it might help do the same thing.
     

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    HilltopDaisy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I bought a small bag (2#'s maybe) from Hoegger's, I think. Supposed to be enough for 50#'s of feed.
     
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    Mouse Well-Known Member

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    Are you concerned about urinary calculi? Is that why you are using ammonium chloride? I have it in my goats's feed because they are wethers. I've heard apple cider vinegar in the water helps with this too.

    I didn't know sheep were susceptible to UC, wethers also? or all?
     
  5. bergere

    bergere Just living Life

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    Yes, sadly they are. Had someone that bought one of my prized Rams, end up dying from it a number of years after she bought him.

    With Wethers and Rams, you do not want to feed them a lot of rich feed, like you do with the ewes. They normally do not need it.
     
  6. Kathryn L.Holck

    Kathryn L.Holck Active Member

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    Best thing for urinary calculi is to have clean water at all times, if a cat will not drink the sheep water then it must be nasty. Molasses will encourage sheep to drink more as well.