We need a tranquilizer!

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by sherrie, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. sherrie

    sherrie New Member

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    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! :crazy 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?
     
  2. MF-Alpines

    MF-Alpines New Member

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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.
     

  3. Lonestar Sky

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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.

    Thank You

    Don
     
  4. tlcnubians

    tlcnubians New Member

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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.
     
  5. LSP Farm

    LSP Farm New Member

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    I've always wondered if ace is safe.
     
  6. Sharon Miller

    Sharon Miller New Member

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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.
     
  7. Sharon Miller

    Sharon Miller New Member

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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....
     
  8. sherrie

    sherrie New Member

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

    swgoats New Member

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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.