Procedure for adding new goats?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Sara, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Sara

    Sara New Member

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    Oct 4, 2007
    Ellensburg, WA
    Hey guys! As most of you know, in two weeks the new goats I bought will be coming home. They come from a healthy herd and I was thinking of isolating them for 48 hours in the horse trailer. I'd worm them once, use permectrin on them for any lice, they'd get a bath and get some Garlic tablets to help fight off anything, OH and some Probios.

    Have I covered all my bases?
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    some people recomend dipping their legs in bleach - I haven't done this but I thought I would mention it
     

  3. Sara

    Sara New Member

    605
    Oct 4, 2007
    Ellensburg, WA
    Any reason for the legs in particular?
     
  4. hornless

    hornless New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    I do the whole bleach thing for their feet, but not legs- in case they picked up something up along the way thru the feet, I want to make sure it is gotten rid of.
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    oops :oops: ment hooves not legs what was I thinking :doh:
     
  6. Sara

    Sara New Member

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    Oct 4, 2007
    Ellensburg, WA
    Haha it's ok. Pure bleach or diluted?
     
  7. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I would delute it. 1part bleach to 2 parts water
     
  8. Sara

    Sara New Member

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    Oct 4, 2007
    Ellensburg, WA
    Okiedoke. That's good to know. I can't wait till they get here.
     
  9. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Sounds like you have it covered! I do all of that but I don't have a place to seperate them for more than a night.. THAT IS MY NEXT PROJECT!!!!!!!! :leap:
     
  10. Sara

    Sara New Member

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    Oct 4, 2007
    Ellensburg, WA
    Yeah, I feel bad isolating them in the big old horse trailer for two days, but after that they will have a good time.
     
  11. jBlaze

    jBlaze New Member

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    Oct 9, 2007
    Oregon
    You know, I like the horse trailer idea. Now why didn't I think of that?! :)