Vit A&D + Calcium

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Goater, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. Goater

    Goater New Member

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    I know that in humans Vit. D aids in the absorption of calcium. I've checked a few sources and can't find anything that mentions Vit D and goats. Does anybody know? Any if it does, what would the dosage be and would you use prophylacticly or in dire emergencies?
     
  2. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Per Sue Reith "Good Meds to have on hand" in Goat 101

    Vitamin A/D injectable: Vitamin A makes Vitamin D available to make Calcium
    available! Important adjunct to Calcium therapy. I also administer 1/2cc
    to neonates in gray winter months

    Pretty sure Vicki uses it.
     

  3. Goater

    Goater New Member

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    Thanks. That's what I wanted to know!
     
  4. NubianSoaps.com

    NubianSoaps.com New Member

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    Yes Katie's mom LeeAnn helped me find oral ones for horses to use. It's sometime busy work vets give you, but in hypocalcemia, and especially important for those of you with limited sunshine, its important. When was the last time your does were out in sunshine? Exercise plays into this also. When was the last thing green your goat had to eat? Vicki
     
  5. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    I can buy the injectable up at the feed store