Don't take her alone. Does she have a friend that she hangs out with at home? Take that goat with her also. When I start showing my FF I always take a friend for them to be pen with because they have just gotten into the milkbarn and they are not friends with the older milkers. Vicki
Oh I did give her b-complex and probios before we left for the show. She did eat hay and chew cud but she refused grain and alfalfa pellets and her milk production went down by half. Once we got home she went back to being her normal self.
:rofl Very funny,Ken!
I had a doe that stressed going to shows...until I figured out what her problem was. She wouldn't eat hay like the rest in the trailer and it threw her off. So, before I loaded her she got 30cc oral CMPK and before I went to bed at the show I'd give her another 15cc CMPK. She always had milk the next morning and a belly full of hay. Stopped her from going off. May or may not be your problem.
We had a cow once that we use to give her about half a bottle of Vodka the day of the show. She LOVED that stuff...did not mind the cheap stuff either!
You can give them a shoot...most call it show ease. But, watch out, cause at times it will make them drunker than you want to see them. Also it will take about 12 hours for it to wear off completely. Also, we have found that just a handful full of Advil works the same.
Here are some links to some websites that I found a while back on herbal stress remedies for pets. Something like Valerian, Lavender, etc might be the best thing for your nervous girl! Good luck and hope it helps!
We had one like that a while ago and we always penned her with her buddy and penned her right next to our tack pen so we were usually in sight. I would think that you could use a "show calm" product that they use for cattle but would have no clue for dosage. I have heard of many goats liking the booze - Like their owners!
I gave Birdy a little more banamine than I should have and she layed down on me twice in the ring! Twice! Of course in front of the world and folks on this forum also! I had to grab her ear to get her back up! She did get her leg that weekend but that was embarassing.
I think the CMPK idea is really good for any doe who is off feed at shows, or who gets too much grain at shows as you leave the milkstand grain sack next to her pen and she eats all that is left...thank god it was just a one day show with only one milkout after the show! I did treat her with CMPK when she got home and for a couple of days...the big cow didn't have any problems though. Vicki
Yanno, when I used to show my cats I used to give them a quarter of a dramamine (sp?) That would be enough to make them calm. Would this work in goats as well or would it be toxic to them? Just curious! I have also used Rescue Remedy and that works wonders as well...however it is a very small bottle for a pretty hefty price if I remember correctly.
I have had a doe that got really car sick(foaming at the mouth, etc.). I got some kind of homeopathic drops. We gave it to her just a few drops (it is for dogs and cats and apparently goats too) and she wouldn't stress at shows and she didn't get car sick either. I will have to find it and tell you the name.