GOAT SUPPLIES & GOAT CATALOGS

Below is a list of supplies we like to keep on hand.
 
Goat Supply catalogs and Goat Medical Books are listed at the bottom.

NORMAL TEMPERATURE RANGE FOR MYOTONIC GOATS : 101.5 -103

Grocery store items:
Digital thermometer!!  with disposable probe covers & small jar of Vaseline.
Mineral Oil (small bottle).
Milk Of Magnesia and Pepto Bismol (small bottle).
Plain uncoated aspirin
Triple antibiotic ointment for cuts & abrasions

Farm Supply store items:
Bio-Mycin 200 (antibiotic).
Procaine Penicillin G (antibiotic, keep in refrigerator).
Vitamin B-Complex (Regular, or Fortified with Thiamin).
Epinephrine (for anaphylactic shock).
Probios paste (cattle type). Keep in refrigerator.  OR "Live Culture" plain yogurt (as needed from grocery store).
Re-Sorb packet
Syringes and needles.  Common Syringe sizes: 3ml, 6ml, 12ml. I personally like the luer-lock type.
Commonly used needle sizes are:
22G x 3/4 (standard liquids)
20G x 1/2 or 3/4 (thicker liquids) 
Items that may have to be ordered: (see supply catalogs below)
A De-wormer, or you might find at a farm supply store.

Di-Methox 12.5% Drinking water solution. (Sulfamethoxine 12.5%)  [For treatment of coccidea, respiratory and other problems].

 

Veterinary Prescription Items:
Flunixin Meglumine (Banamine) 50mg/ml
Thiamine Hydrochloride 500mg/ml
Epinephrine (for anaphylactic shock).  Now by vet prescription.  Have this item on hand when giving shots.

 

Other Items:
Lead tie (some farm stores). Non-choking type.  Or a wide Nylon adjustable dog collar and leash.
Hoof trimmers (see Hoeggers Supply below.  I like Big Brother’s Hoof Trimmers, the orange-handled ones work well too).
BarVac CD/T For yearly vaccination. Not necessary immediately, but if you choose to vaccinate, you will want to purchase this item at the time you are ready for it. Keep in refrigerator).
C&D Antitoxin (NOT the Toxoid) -keep in refrigerator.
*Note: goat weight tapes are made for Dairy goats, and do not accurately weigh Meat goat breeds.

Supply Catalogs:
Jeffers 1-800-533-3377 www.jefferslivestock.com
Hoeggers Supply www.hoeggergoatsupply.com
KV Vet Supply 1-800-423-8211 www.kvvet.com
Caprine Supply 1-800-646-7736 www.caprinesupply.com
Revival Animal Health 1-800-786-4751 http://revivalanimal.com,
QC Supply www.QCSupply.com

 

Good Goat Medical Books:

Goat Health Handbook by Thomas R. Thedford DVM (very excellent handbook, easy reference) $12.95 through Hoeggers. Note: *This handbook is now available online!!  http://www.librum.us/i-ghh/index.htm

Goat Medicine by Mary C. Smith and David M. Sherman (excellent, but not easy to read- veterinary terminology)

Merck Veterinary Manual (excellent, not easy to read– veterinary terminology) Online at: www.merckvetmanual.com 

Other Goat Books:  Raising Meat Goats for Profit  -by Gail B. Bowman

 

GESTATION Myotonic Goats: 143-150 days.T

 

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