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Iodine. Use it on the
umbilical cord and rectum to prevent a tiny fly from landing
there, laying eggs and causing a serious worm problem during first three
days. Don't know, but,
two old farmers swear it's the truth.
Granulex-is a very expensive
aerosol spray that works for healing difficult wounds especially on the
ears or legs.
Scarlet Red Oil-
wound dressing. Dr. Naylor in yellow and red can. Comes off but keeps
Blue Kote- remains on the wound
longer but not as supple as red oil.
This not only clots bleeding but deters proud flesh. Mix with bag balm to
help draw infection.
Bag Balm- This
really does help cracked teats and chapped hands, too!
yellow salve- don't use if you plan on eating your goat and is
carcinogenic to women who must where gloves.
Epsom Salts- wash scrapes and
soak infected ears or limbs.
ointment- for cuts. The dollar store stuff works.
Kero Syrup and Molasses-
A goat's dropped sugar level will send it into shock.
This a fast and ready source of electrolytes.
Pink Bismuth- (Pepto). It coats the stomachs of a distressed animal.
Goat Drench Energy is quickly lost by a sick
Re-Sorb- an oral
hydration electrolyte product that really does work. Don't use on nursing
Plain white rice. Boil it for
ten minutes, drain, and use as the water for for formula, drench or
electrolytes. It is said to thicken the stool.
Unmedicated anti-diarreahel bolus
tablets. I like these because they work with an antibiotic.
I like the two day. It's less hassle.
On hand should be a gizmo that allows
you to put liquid directly into a really sick goats belly and a pill
You might want to add Plain Yogurt
to your milkshakes for you and the goat.
Probios can be given with
worming and at any stressful time. By the way, this applies to humans,
too, especially while we are on antibiotics.