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Goat Medicine Cabinet
Written by Administrator-GL   
Saturday, 02 June 2007


Goat Medicine Cabinet

 Goat First Aid Kit

Quick reference Guide to the Goat Medicine Supplies to have on hand

These are things I keep in mine along with the dosages I use- and divided into Must Haves, Should Haves and Nice to Haves - Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!

Basics you can get at drug stores:

Must Haves 

  •  Thermometer- a digital one for humans is just fine.. they have cheap ones at walmart.
  •  Box of baking soda for rumen pH
  •  Cayenne pepper (for stopping bleeding from injuries)
  •  Molasses or karo syrup for kid saver formula
  •  Peroxide for cleansing wounds
  •  Alcohol for cleaning injection sites and needles and tops of injectable bottle stoppers
  •  Milk of Magnesia - for constipated goats or goats who have eaten something you need to get rid of
  •  Pepto Bismol- in small amounts for coating the stomach lining- too much will stop them up
  • A Tube of Activated Charcoal (found at Jeffers, Feed stores or ValleyVet)for neutralizing the gut should the goat eat anything toxic





 Nice to Haves:

  • Antibiotic ointment like neosporin- for injuries
  • Baby aspirin do NOT use- Ibuprofen, tylenol or advil.. ONLY real 100% aspirin - regular strength if you can't find the baby
  • Gauze for wounds
    If you can find cast supplies get them- if not gauze and plaster of paris will work for broken legs
  •  Benadryl (children's is fine and either capsules or liquid-) for allergic reactions to bee stings, bites and hay allergy breathing problems
  • Coffee for kid saver formula
  • Surgical gloves can be found in  Walmart pharmacy department for a small package- buy larger packages at online supply houses.
  • Yogurt with live bacteria in it for rumen flora to use in case you do not have Probiotic paste
  • Olive or corn oil for enema treatment that is not responding to the warm soapy water
  • Tide Powered Detergent for treating frothy bloat- add 1 tsp to half gallon of water give orally
  • Vasoline
  • Diaper ointment or hemorrhoid cream for topical skin abrasions, the hemorrhoid cream reduces topical swelling from a difficult kidding, the diaper ointment is great for pizzle rot
  • Hair color or hair perm bottle for administering enemas

Injectable Over the counter meds to grab at the feed store:

(or order through Jeffers or ValleyVet Supply)

Must Haves:

  • Bottle of Penicillan Procaine G - for injury and infection (dosage is 1cc/25 lbs SubQ and Always draw back on the plunger before injecting Penicillin)
  • Bottle of B vitamin complex (fortified if you can get it because it has more thiamine in it )- for stress and getting well (Dosage SubQ 1cc/25lbs)
  • Bottle of Tylan 200 (not LA200) The generic is called tylosin 1% (not Tylan50 either -)- for pneumonia and pink eye (Dosage 1cc/25lbs SubQ or take needle Off and drip in eye a couple drops per eye for pink eye)
  • Tetanus Antitoxin for injury, disbudding, castration, puncture wounds as a preventative for tetanus (Equine origin 1500 units per vial has approx 3.5 ccs in it, I use half vial for kids at banding time and an entire bottle for adult goat injury- SubQ)
  • CD Anti toxin  which is not the same as CDT- used for enterotoxemia symptoms for babies and adults and can be a life saver to a potentially fatal situation (dosage 1cc/5lbs SubQ)
  • Ivomec Plus dewormer- used at the rate of 1cc/40lbs SubQ

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 January 2014 )
Is My Goat Sick?
Written by Administrator-GL   
Monday, 18 June 2007


Goat-care and Recognizing a Sick Goat

You need to be able to tell at a glance if something is wrong with one of your goats and if you know what to look for it is not hard to do. Early detection of goat illness and prompt medical attention is the key to treating successfully - Knowing your individual goat's mannerisms and being observant daily is foremost in a healthy herd.

Keep one thing in mind at all times: By the time your goat is showing outward signs of illness the goat has been ill for days sometimes weeks..  it is natural for an animal Not to show outward symptoms of disease or illness for the natural protection of the herd in the wild and this holds true for a domesticated herd as well.  

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 March 2009 )