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Old 01-09-2017, 03:42 PM   #11
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Ask yr vet for exact amount to give....


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Old 01-09-2017, 03:54 PM   #12
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Ok hopefully he'll know...


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My boy gets dl methionine every day to desolve his stones, my vet prescribed it. Its also a good idea to get his urine tested so you know what kind of stones youre dealing with as each type needs different treatment. I would definitely pull the grain and the baking soda, make sure he is drinking plenty. My vet always recommeds putting putting fruit fresh in my guys water if i dont have medicine, it helps to acidify the urine. Or acid pack, but that is much harder to find in a pinch. Hope he feels better soon!
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Baking soda neutralizes the acid in the body, so any AC you give him will not acidify the urine.
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They can die a horrible, painful death from UC, so if you can possibly take him to a vet, I really want to encourage you to do so.

Some things I've read on this forum & elsewhere about getting goats to drink more:

Have 2 pails of water-one plain & one with diluted gatorade, electrolytes, or apple cider vinegar.

Give fresh juicy fruits like watermelon.

Try warm water in winter.

Keep the water pails very clean.

Good luck & I sure do hope it's not UC,& that he feels better soon!
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Please those of you on this list who have endured UC in the past or have been dealing with it......please read my thread on BioChlor. I have been trialing this with my goat....and it is WORKING! Read more on the BioChlor thread. Not trying to change subject just sharing.....

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Thanks everyone for their help! We did take him to the vet yesterday and they did a urinalysis and observed him. He had a lot of white blood cells in his urine, and no crystals to indicate stones so they are treating him with antibiotics for a possible UTI. We also going to start giving Ammonium chloride regularly for prevention and focusing more water.

Hopefully it was just an infection and no stones, but we will be keeping an eye out and doing extra hard work on prevention anyway.

If we remove baking soda, will he and his sister be safe we they want to treat themselves for possible bloating? They both rarely get grain but people have always said the baking soda is important for the bloat prevention if they eat too many leaves or have an upset stomach...
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They will be fine. They make their own bicarbonate and giving them baking soda actually hinders them from making it themselves.
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I used to leave out baking soda because I believed the same - that they needed it. Mine actually became dependent on it and had less issues when I removed it. Now I only give it to them if they overate something or are actually showing signs of an upset tummy.
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Yep we do that too.....only use it when we think they really need it. Otherwise it is never needed on our farm. We don't have milkers though, not sure if that makes a difference or not.


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