Estimating a Boer cross

Discussion in 'Goats' started by BlessedMom, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. BlessedMom

    BlessedMom Well-Known Member

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    It's time for annual shots for my yearling doe. She measures 31 1/2 inches.
    BUT she is boer/nubian. I don't think that she is only 93 lbs!! She is a hefty, short and stocky goat.
    How can I figure this out without bringing her into a scale, as I don't have one!

    Thanks,
    Lori
     
  2. mailman

    mailman Miniature Cattle

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  3. SilverVista

    SilverVista Well-Known Member

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    What shots are you planning to give? CD/T is a standard 2cc dose regardless of the size, even for baby kids and lambs. BoSe is variable, and best determined by a vet depending on your area. We gave 1/2cc to new lambs and kids for probably 15 years, and this year when I went to the vet for another bottle, he wrote "1cc per lamb" on the label. I know that too much BoSe can be quickly fatal, so I'm happy to let the vet tell me what to do there.

    Susan
     
  4. BlessedMom

    BlessedMom Well-Known Member

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    Hi Susan;
    I give them Vit. B which is by weight. At the time of the first message, somehow I forgot that the CD/T was a standard 2 cc dose. I'm actually calling a vet right now about BoSe. We are deficient in our area. I'm trying to determine if they get enough in loose minerals or if I need to give them a shot.
    Any thoughts?

    Lori