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
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).
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.
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.
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