Can you give replemin or multimin to pregnant does?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Patchouli, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Patchouli

    Patchouli New Member

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    Jan 8, 2021
    Mn
    Will it cause them to abort or get deformities? I'm concerned they aren't getting enough minerals. They have free choice goat mineral, loose. I leave out for them. It doesn't seem like it get eaten very fast. So I figured either the oral or injectable would be good for them. Thoughts?
     
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  2. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    I use replamin throughout pregnancy even with loose minerals available. I would however be cautious with multimin. My girls and bucks suck it right out of the tube - must taste yummy. Our area is very deficient in selenium, and I've found they are much better with the addition of the replamin.
     

  3. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Replamin Plus is fine to use anytime.
     
  4. Patchouli

    Patchouli New Member

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    Jan 8, 2021
    Mn
    Thank you both!! I bought replamin and a couple other mineral paste tubes. They absolutely loathe it . But luckily they will lick it up if I put it far enough back in their tongue.
     
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  5. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    I make a replamin scoop chip sandwich. They love them.
     
  6. Patchouli

    Patchouli New Member

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    Jan 8, 2021
    Mn
    That's hilarious! I will definitely give it a shot. Only one of my does likes "people food" so hopefully it'll work for her at least lol.
     
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  7. wheel-bear-o

    wheel-bear-o Well-Known Member

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    Jul 6, 2020
    Vermont
    My preggo does get replamin once a week because they are absolute buttheads about eating their loose minerals. They hate it - so much so that they won't even eat a replamin and animal cracker sandwich - so I generally just use my finger to wipe it on the corner of their mouths and then they get annoyed and have to clean it. I figure most of it is getting inside the doe. :eyeroll:
     
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  8. MissMiniNubian

    MissMiniNubian Active Member

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    Jan 20, 2021
    Orange, California
    If you want to go more natural, you could use kelp and brewer’s yeast ( a nutritional yeast). I give it to my goats daily, and they love it! And since it’s a natural form of vitamins, it gets absorbed more easily.
     
  9. MissMiniNubian

    MissMiniNubian Active Member

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    Jan 20, 2021
    Orange, California
    You can also give them red raspberry leaf (I use the powdered form) for an easier birth.
     
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