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Old 11-22-2009, 10:53 PM   #1
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Default Tums...during pregnacy for calcium...

I think I am correct in my thinking but want to double check...

Do tums contain enough calcium to even be worth feeding to pregnant does

NOTE- I am NOT asking b/c I want to feed my goats this, I feed my goats good quality alfalfa hay so I have no reason for wanting to add more calcium to their diet...I am asking b/c someone else asked about it and I thought I read somewhere that it was basically pointless to do...so I just want to double check on that...

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Old 11-23-2009, 12:37 AM   #2
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Hi Amy,

I'll never forget the very first time I saw someone giving their goats Tums at a goat show back about 10 yrs or so ago. The person was and still is an established top Alpine breeder. The only thing I could figure was that the goats had indigestion! So I asked her why, she explained because they needed calcium. Hmmmmm..... :/



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Well, this is just me. Our does LOVE TUMS for the most part, and so.. for the last two weeks of pregnancy, I offer each doe a few each day......Most of them LOVE them. A few do not....I think that it cannot hurt them.....they are seen as a treat by most......

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Wouldn't you need to be concerned with preventing the mobilization of their own calcium reserves if you give them too much oral calcium? I guess I was assuming everyone is feeding alfalfa. But maybe if you are not doing that daily then it would not be a problem. I have calcium carbonate out free choice and they never go near it so what is in tums that is enticing? Are they flavored?
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Flavored and sweet to boot.

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Default Re: Tums...during pregnacy for calcium...

I had read somewhere, LONG time ago, so I can't remember where I read it, that there wasn't enough calcuim in them to do much good...

is that true? or not??

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I'll give my girls a calcium tablet in a handful of grain when they are in late pregnancy as a boost, but in a crisis, such as hypocalcemia I give a shot of Norcalciphos. I think what you heard is that Tums aren't adequate for milk fever and that is correct. They need injectable calcium.

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Default Re: Tums...during pregnacy for calcium...

But then they dont get anything useful from animal crackers either yet my goats get them...a nice treat and if it has extra calcium to boot, why not? To each their own treat...

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like LeeAnne a few as a treat isn't going to hurt but to use Tums as a supplement for calcium NO they wouldn't get enough in a whole bottle to counter act hypocalcemia

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Default Re: Tums...during pregnacy for calcium...

ah, that's what I thought but wanted to make sure I was correct in my thinking... Thankyou!



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