medicated goat feed info

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by zatsdeb, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone uses medicated goat feed. My husband thinks we need it and I know you can't use it when you are milking for human consumption.... the neighbors all have goats, Boer goats, I have 2 saanens and 3 Boers, and the Boers will be for meat goats. (not my does though)
    I was just wondering if anyone knows about the medicated feed and when to use, and when not to use.
    any information will be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks!
    Debbie
     
  2. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    use it on all babies and bucks and know of people who use it even on the milking does if using for their own consuption and not selling the milk. (I don't and won't)
     

  3. Kaye White

    Kaye White New Member

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    Here's the kicker with the medicated feed.
    Go to Goat Keeping 101 find the coccidia drugs and doses...http://dairygoatinfo.com/index.php?topic=65.0 ,make a note, before you go buy any of the feed on what the required doses are for feed through amounts.
    Lasalocid-20 to 30 g per ton
    Monensin 10-30 gram/ton of feed

    I tried the feed through feeds and I wasn't happy with the way the kids ate it...also didn't like the amount of coccidia eggs I found while they were on it.
    Kaye