question about probios ??

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by mommaB, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. I got probios to give to the doe I am bringing home, but there is no dose for goats?? She is preggers don't know if that matters. Says foals at birth get 10g at birth and day 4. This stuff is from vets plus, inc.
    If anybody could recommend dosage that would be great! Thanks
     
  2. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Probiotic paste? I use a blue and white tube and give my girls about a 1/2 to 3/4 inch strip from my finger...unless you're lucky enough to have her like it and can give it from the tube.
     

  3. Yup tube is blue and white! It says gel.
     
  4. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Probiotics is mostly "live active cultures" of different types with some fillers added to give the gel or paste body to help with dispensing. Overdosing would be hard to do, if anything it would be the fillers used that would cause a bout of diarrhea.

    I found out the hard way that mice like the stuff too...I left my tube on the shelf in the barn only to find that the little beasts chewed through the plastic to get to the good stuff :angry:
     
  5. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    Yep, I give same amount as Liz, in fact I think she is the one that told me how much :greengrin: ! I have one boy (Murphy) that would eat the whole tube if I let him.....he loves anything in a tube or syringe.....crazy goat!
     
  6. Thanks guys! :hi5:
     
  7. kids-n-peeps

    kids-n-peeps New Member

    477
    Aug 24, 2009
    Virginia
    We used to use the gel form of Probios in the tube, but recently switched to using the Powder form of Probios, esp. since the dosing given on the side of the tub container is really helpful. For the powder it says to give all ages & weights of goats 5 g/day. 5 g is one rounded teaspoon and the tub has a teaspoon scoop enclosed. You can mix it into fluids or their feed, so for us it's a lot easier to use and our experience is that you get MUCH more for the money using the straight powder (it is a 240 gram container, so that is 48 doses of Probios).
     
  8. Good to know thanks!
     
  9. gc3490

    gc3490 New Member

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    Mar 30, 2015
    nanny had 2 babies now she has scouries bad. wormed her but hasn't helped
     
  10. CritterCarnival

    CritterCarnival Yes Dear Goat Farm

    Sep 17, 2013
    Western Kentucky
    Start your own thread so your questions don't get lost. Describe all her symptoms and what you have already given her. How old is she, when did she kid, what wormer did you give her, any other meds you've given her yet?

    The more info you can give, the better we will be able to help.