BoSe isn't cleared for goats

Discussion in 'Goats' started by moosemaniac, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. moosemaniac

    moosemaniac Well-Known Member

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    I called my vet today to look into BoSe injections for my three girls. She told me that it isn't cleared for Goats and she'd be reluctant to have me use it.

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    Ruth
     
  2. Vicki McGaugh TX Nubians

    Vicki McGaugh TX Nubians Well-Known Member

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    Unless you find through a local mentor or club, or you have a good relationship with a vet who will listen to you, you can expect this type of information coming from vets. It's all they know because they haven't learned anything but the party line.

    Your best bet is of course to find a vet someone else has already taught :) You could also take the information from good websites like saanendoah.com or from printed material is Goat Medicine, vets understand vet texts.

    I can see vets balking at the use of a real drug, but balking at the use of a mineral supplement? She could have at least said we will blood test to check selenium levels and then go from there. All large teaching univerisites like Texas A&M, Langston, WSU have goat projects in which she could talk to a small ruminant specialist to find out if Bo-se is something you should do in your area...what a shame she doesn't go the extra mile for her customers. Vicki
     

  3. Patty0315

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    Most everything we use for goats is off label :haha: Vicki had a good idea start printing an educate her.
     
  4. moosemaniac

    moosemaniac Well-Known Member

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    I'll check with another local goat person I know. My vet is actually very receptive to things. I just have to do the legwork first. If I get the info, she'll play along. They just don't have a lot of goat people in the area. My vet is young and eager. That's why I like her.

    Ruth
     
  5. Patty0315

    Patty0315 Well-Known Member

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    Dr Mary Smith from Cornell is suppose to be an excellant goat person. She also has a book out. Your Vet may want to invest in.
     
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    my mom's been using it for yrs w/no neg effects. like the others said, almost everything is not approved for goats. that's why it's good to find an experienced goat person to help you out.
     
  7. moosemaniac

    moosemaniac Well-Known Member

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    Do you have the name of the book? I did a google search, but didn't find a title.
    Ruth
     
  8. moosemaniac

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    Never mind, found it...Goat Medicine. I bought it used at Amazon.com.
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  9. Mrs. Cook

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    Hi Ruth.... If your vet won't change her mind, give me a call or come down and see me......... Linda