Whatelse Do I Need?

Discussion in 'Goats' started by T.Miller, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. T.Miller

    T.Miller Well-Known Member

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    This is my first year raising goats, I have pygmies. I have been ordering supplies a little at a time. I was hoping that if I posted what I have on hand that maybe some of ya'll could tell me whatelse I need.
    I have two does that are due to kid any day now also.

    CMPK GEL
    SELENIUM + E GEL
    PROBIOTIC PLUS PASTE
    PROPLENE GLYCOL
    AMMONIUM CHLORIDE
    B COMPLEX
    FORTIFIED B COMPLEX
    BIOMYCIN
    EPINEPHRINE
    BAR-VAC CD/T
    NUTRA-DRENCH
    SULMET 12.5% DRINKING WATER SOLUTION
    KID PULLER
    7% IODINE
    WEAK KID SYRINGE
    MAGGIDAN'S MILKER
    BANDER & BANDS
    IVERMECTIN
    MOLASSES

    Thank You in advance,
    Terry
     
  2. DocM

    DocM Well-Known Member

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    Calcium drench or Sub Q calcium for possible milk fever
    I'm not familiar with some of the stuff you have on there, so maybe one of them is a calcium drench.
    A good goat medicine book. I recommend "The Goat Keepers Vet Book, 3rd Edition" http://hoeggergoatsupply.com/xcart/product.php?productid=3046&cat=0&bestseller
    Syringes, 3 ml with 18, 20, or 22 gauge needles, disposable
    A big syringe for drenching, or a drench gun for your does, not sure what a "weak kid syringe" is, probably the same thing.
    Lots of old towels. Empty feed sacks are great for catching glop, start saving those.
    Disbudder if you're going to go hornless
    Kid box -
    Heat lamp and heating pad for cold kids
    latex gloves
    scissors
    hand sanitizer
    cut your nails!
    more antibiotics, I would get penicillin G
    bottles/nipples
    a plan for kid replacer if the worst happens and mom expires
    I'll edit if I think of anything else...
    Yep, thought of a couple
    Tattoo equip - even if your animals aren't registered, tattooing them can ensure you can identify them
    KY lube for 'going in'
    My experience is, if you assemble all this stuff, you won't need it. The kids will be born and dry while you're in the house going pee, ha ha.
     

  3. T.Miller

    T.Miller Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Doc
    I forgot the drench gun on my list, I do have one. The weak kid syringe is to tube feed babies.
    I have been looking at disbudders in the Jeffers catalog but I don't know which one to get. Any suggestions?
     
  4. DocM

    DocM Well-Known Member

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    Rhinehart X30 will do you fine. X50 will be overkill unless you're going to get full sized goats. For dairy and meat kids, I try to do it within the first week, earlier the better with bucklings, for pygmies, I wait until I can feel a nub, sometimes that's 3 weeks, sometimes a little longer, especially for does.
     
  5. T.Miller

    T.Miller Well-Known Member

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    Thank you again, Doc.