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Old 04-15-2013, 12:05 PM   #1
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Default We need a tranquilizer!

By "we" I mean me and my goats. Yesterday I was trimming my buck for LA and show. I just bought this buck about two months ago and he is already 5 years old. Don't know if he has ever been body clipped. Rodeo time! He is a big boy. With a friend, he managed to get clipped. My question: is there anything I have give him to calm down a bit when I need to work on him?



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Old 04-15-2013, 12:51 PM   #2
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Not sure. What about Rescue Remedy or something like that? Although, you'd probably need to give him a ton of it. No clue, sorry.

I would think the better course would be to handle him as much as you can and hopefully he'll start to cooperate.



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If you tell a vet you need to transport this animal and he doesn't do well traveling, ask the vet to sell you some Acepromazine (sp). I used to give it to a Weimeraner who was terrible with anxiety. I hope this helps and they give you a script for it.

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Banamine will sometimes calm them down, too. 1 cc per 100 lbs. It's an injectable drug but you can give it orally.

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If you tell a vet you need to transport this animal and he doesn't do well traveling, ask the vet to sell you some Acepromazine (sp). I used to give it to a Weimeraner who was terrible with anxiety. I hope this helps and they give you a script for it.

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Old 04-20-2013, 11:04 AM   #6
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I do not know how safe the use of ace is in goats. I can tell you in dogs if it is given without very accurate weights they can go comatose and die, so would recommend. With banamine you are slowing the gut down. I would make a little time a few days a week to securely tie him close, like against a gate or fence panel and handle him. Tat way he learns you are not going to kill him, just touch him.

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Guess i should proof read my posts, sorry. Wouldn't do ace...
My phone has a tenancy to make up its own words....

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What about benedryl? I know it puts me out. Maybe it will calm a goat?

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I've used Benadryl for allergic reaction, and never noticed them sleeping more. But it would be safe to try. They do make herbal supplements to calm horses. I think they use chamomile.



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