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It's that time again where I buy most the supplies for the whole year. I'm looking into a tattoo system, new wormer, and some medicines.


Tattoo system -

I've heard that for mini goats you have to use the 5/16 system. What else will I need with the system? Ink? My prefix for the two registries I'm in are different. So I need to make them both match or can I just do both?

Dewormer-
A vet that bought a buckling of mine last year recommended Dectomax to me. Has anyone ever used this before?

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I like the 5/16 size even for swiss breeds. its easy to read, and it hold five digets which in washington is great. Any un registered animals that show up at the auction have to be registered here and my herd tatoo is three letter, plus wa for born in washington so it fits perfectly. I also have two sets of prongs, this way i can have my erd tattoo in one and i can do the numbers in the other. I don;t have to constantly switch them.

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I have the 5/16 and even for standard size goats its really nice. I dont' know how big nigis ears are but I think that 5/16 should do. If it doesn't, they make .3 size.

For your tattoo prefixes, you'll have to call the breed registries and get the same prefix for both, so there is less confusion.

As far as wormers go, Dectomax is a cattle wormer that it not widely used and is still effective. Yes you can use it on goats, but I don't know what the doseage is, or what worms it treats. Fias Co farm has in on their website I think.
 

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you shop for the entire year in one sitting? oh boy! I am always ordering stuff throughout the year.

There is always something I need that I "forgot" or didn't know I would need.

Right now my big item I want is a milking stand which I already have the one in mind, just waiting for my federal tax refund so I can treat myself to it :D

I am not sure what i am going to do about the tatoo issue - since I have never seen it done it scares me out of my mind!

so if I do get that done I will need to purchase that as well - :hair: :sigh:
 

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lol nancy!!!

I have thought of that but we have a wooden one now that didn't stand up to the attacks of the goats. So I will get a metal one that is also more sanitary.

Thanks for the ego boost though :D


Sarah as to the wormer - yes i have heard it is a good wormer but never used it.

Very good all around wormer that is very expensive. But if I could afford it I would get it.

I don't know the dosage though, sorry.
 
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