Colostrum substitute?

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by Suellen, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Suellen

    Suellen New Member

    Mar 9, 2008
    Paragonah, Utah
    Nisha is the expecting doe. Her mother tested positive for CAE. We are going
    to act as if Nisha has it and take her kidd away before she can nurse.

    Is there a colostrum substitute? :scratch:

  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    there is on I have some from jeffers its a powder that you add to their milk

  3. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    ...ask goat people in your area for any extra colostrum. real goats milk is the best substitute
  4. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Although there are colostrum replacers out there, none of them really match up to nutrition or benefit of real colostrum. If you can find a goat breeder if your area that has some that would be the best.
  5. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    Seems like most of the colostrum products I see out there are only supplements and not replacements. So, I would go with what others said and try to get the real thing out of tested negative does.
  6. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I agree, the best way to go would be to find a breeder with a negative herd and get frozen colostrum for your does not need to be from an Alpine it can be from ANY negative doe...nigi's included
  7. Suellen

    Suellen New Member

    Mar 9, 2008
    Paragonah, Utah
    There are very few people (2) around here that have goats and the 2 that do don't have
    any pregnant goats.
    We do have another goat that is due NOW(Luna). Luna and Nisha (her mom +CAE) were at the
    bucks together for a month. It is now 155 days since they left the bucks. :hair: :hammer:
    Nisha has a small udder. I wonder if Luna is pregnant so I can't depend on her for my
    colostrum. Luna doesn't have any udder but she has the pregnant shape, round LOL
    Can't feel babies :hair: :GAAH:

  8. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    You can heat treat the colostrum from the + does, there is info here somewhere for doing that, the only drawback is that heat treating kills off the good stuff too.

    edited to add viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7416&start=0&hilit=heat+treating+colostrum

    There is a link included in the topic that will tell you how to do the heat treating.
  9. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
    Frankly, I can't. :shrug: No matter how hard I try.