Why Baking Soda?

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Shykid Acres, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Shykid Acres

    Shykid Acres Guest

    I have read several posts encouraging the use of baking soda as a sprinkle on top of grain or with kid's milk. What is it about Baking Soda that is good? Why use it? :???

    -Kim
     
  2. mill-valley

    mill-valley New Member

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    It is alkaline. It can help when the gut produces too much acid (due to indigestion, overeating, etc.) therefore giving them acidosis, which throws off their metabolism. Kind of like drinking milk for heartburn.
     

  3. Kaye White

    Kaye White New Member

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    Most feeds have baking soda in them. It's called by many names...rumen buffers (in dairy feeds),sodium bicarbinate, sodium bicarb, ect... :/Don't even go into a feed store and ask a new person for baking soda...DUH! It's sodium bicarb to them. :really

    In babies it's suppose to help with floppy kid syndrome. Read the research.
    I keep it out because does that get a little acidosis will eat it. I don't dare top-dress minerals or bicarb.
    Kaye
     
  4. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    would never top dress with BS but do add a pince to every bottle and put out for goats free choice.
     
  5. Shykid Acres

    Shykid Acres Guest

    Thank you Kaye and Sondra very much for the info. Much appreciated.

    -Kim