Weaning my first Dam-raised kid....Is there anything....

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Legend Hills, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Legend Hills

    Legend Hills New Member

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    .....that I need to do special for him during this stressful time? How about his dam? (Like probios, Vit B complex, etc)He is an eight-week-old wether. In his individual case, he was ready. And he is going to a new home next tuesday. I wanted to keep him here to monitor him through his weaning process so I could care for him properly before sending him off to his new home. Here is his pic a couple of hours after he was separated:


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    Thanks!
     
  2. Cotton Eyed Does

    Cotton Eyed Does New Member

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    He should do fine. I just separated my little buckling from his Dam. He was born in February. He cries a lot for her. She stands by the fence a lot. She really loves this baby. Be sure to put him on a medicated pellet for cocci and that has AC in it for Unrinary Calculi.
     

  3. Legend Hills

    Legend Hills New Member

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    Today starts his Corid prevention -5 day doses. AC?

    Thanks.
     
  4. susie

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    Ammonium chloride-- it acidifies the urine so they don't develop urinary stones.

    Susie
     
  5. MysticHollowGoats

    MysticHollowGoats New Member

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    Mannapro goat minerals has it in there already, my goats LOVE this mineral.
     
  6. Legend Hills

    Legend Hills New Member

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    Thank you.

    I need to pick up more minerals today anyway. Mannapro.... Okay, I'll look for it and see. :)
     
  7. NubianSoaps.com

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    I would doubt kids would eat enough mineral to counteract UC if they are fed alot of grain. I would put him on a meat goat pellet with the AC in it, give a sack to the new owners so they can slowly move him onto one they can find in their area later. Vicki
     
  8. Legend Hills

    Legend Hills New Member

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    Good idea Vicki. Thank you.

    How common is this UC problem. Do all male goats get it? I'll have to do a search on it, as I do not know anything about it, except something about crystals forming where they shouldn't. That is about the extent of my knowledge in that area. Hmmm. More research to do. :)
     
  9. Sondra

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    Imbalance of the cal/phos ratio is what causes UC this is why with adult males we don't often grain and when you do grain you give AC in some form
     
  10. Legend Hills

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    Okay. Now I am slightly confused.

    A. Pellets is a source of Calcium.
    Grain is a source of Phos.

    If UC is caused by an imbalance of Cal and Phos. Then why is it recommended to feed A. Pellets and not grain to adult males. I would think that in itself would cause the imbalance.

    ???