feeding medicated feed to pregnant doe

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  1. chiwapacreek

    chiwapacreek Well-Known Member

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    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...
     
  2. Clovers_Clan

    Clovers_Clan Well-Known Member

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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.
     

  3. Alice In TX/MO

    Alice In TX/MO More dharma, less drama. Supporter

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    Noble Goat has a med free variety - Dairy Parlor.
     
  4. Wendy

    Wendy Well-Known Member

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    I personally would not feed mine medicated if I was drinking the milk.
     
  5. chiwapacreek

    chiwapacreek Well-Known Member

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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?
     
  6. dozedotz

    dozedotz Well-Known Member

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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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  7. Frosted Mini's

    Frosted Mini's Well-Known Member

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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.