Do you guys use Calcium Drench?

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by Mandoziz, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Mandoziz

    Mandoziz New Member

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    Aug 4, 2010
    Hi again,
    My nubian doe is now due in 5 days :leap: to say I'm excited would be an understatement. I've read that a Calcium Drench is beneficial to give before and after kidding. Would you recommend this? I bought some off of Jeffer's site along with a drenching/feeding syringe. The only thing that worries me is the warning on the back of the bottle saying to make sure you administer it correctly into the mouth as to not get any on her lungs, pneumonia could result. Never used a drenching syringe, any tips on how to administer it?
    Thank you!
     
  2. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    can't hurt!
    I give it to does if they're weak after kidding..
     

  3. Bellafire Farm

    Bellafire Farm New Member

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    Jan 5, 2010
    NW Oregon
    I've always just given them a bit of CMPK paste/gel every other day AFTER kidding until they stop bleeding and seem on the road back to "normal."

    Calcium helps with their bleeding & recovery plus its beneficial for their milk production too.

    There is a noticeable difference in milk production when I miss a few days...
     
  4. Mandoziz

    Mandoziz New Member

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    Aug 4, 2010
    Thank you! I'll give it a try when the time comes. :)
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree. I give it to Does... that come down with milk fever...or that are weak....if they need it...

    As for giving it safely...you syringe it really slowly...give it to... the back corner of the mouth.....giving the goat breaks... so they can breath and swallow.....Also ...make sure ....her head is level while giving it... if possible it is best to give it while the goat is standing... :wink: :hug:
     
  6. Mandoziz

    Mandoziz New Member

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    Aug 4, 2010
    Thank you thank you, that's what I wanted to know. Much appreciated!
     
  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    You are so very welcome.... :thumb: :wink: