Sweetlix vitamin supplement

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Jarrod & Jody, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. Jarrod & Jody

    Jarrod & Jody Active Member

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    Oct 16, 2017
    Shady Point, Oklhoma
    I ordered this from Jeffers and it says to mix the whole thing in two thousand pounds of feed, but I’m wanting to mix it with there every day feed, it says it will kill them if I give to much , I use a two gallon bucket to feed, how much should I put in it?
     

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  2. groovyoldlady

    groovyoldlady Goat Crazy!

    Jul 21, 2011
    Central Maine
    Wow...Hmmm. All I can think is to go the math method.

    Forget gallons. You'll need to:

    1. put your bucket on a scale, then zero it.

    2. Put in the amount of grain you feed and weigh. It will easiest if it's an even number of pounds (ie. no extra ounces. converting ounces to 100ths of a pound is a pain in my head!)

    3. Divide the bucket weight by 2,000.

    4. Multiply that answer times the weight listed on your supplement bucket.

    5. Weigh out that amount of supplement on an accurate scale.

    That would be your amount per feeding.

    6. Check with at least 2 other people to make sure I'm not crazy!! :p
     
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  3. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    @groovyoldlady That would work.

    Except....

    @Jarrod & Jody

    Here is an easier measurement given on the Jeffers site
    • Thoroughly mix 1.1 lb with 48.9 lb of non-medicated feed.
    • You'll still need scales. Measure out the volume of feed you want on a tared scale (That means a scale set to zero with the container on it so you aren't measuring the weight of the container, only the feed) determine what proportion that volume is to 48.9 lbs. Take that same proportion to your 1.1 lb measurement and THAT is how much of this medicated mineral you need to mix with that goat's morning feed.

    That is the medicated MeatMaker 16:8 minerals. Even though this should not be given free choice, goats need free choice minerals. This was talked about on your first thread. So go ahead and get some nonmedicated minerals too. This would make your life easier if you have any goats you are not feeding individually. Jeffers also sells the regular minerals. Here's a link
    https://www.jefferspet.com/products/sweetlix-goat-mineral-18lb
    and they sell the Replamin Gel Plus
    https://www.jefferspet.com/products/replamin-gel-plus

    And finally, about the Rumensin

    Rumensin is the medication that makes this the medicated 16:8. It is for coccidiosis prevention (not cure) and is fine.

    Except...

    It should not be used in lactating goats. If your goats milk is being used for human consumption, you are giving humans the rumensin because it does come through.

    Again, it is for prevention, not cure. If you have cocci, verified by fecal check please, then you still need a cure.

    This is my edited comment, changed because of wrong information in my first comment.
     
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  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    All very good advice.
     
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  5. Jarrod & Jody

    Jarrod & Jody Active Member

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    Oct 16, 2017
    Shady Point, Oklhoma
    So I thin, I did my math right , for a two pound buck it would take 1.8 ounces of vitamins I’m not giving until I’m certain maybe someone can check ,my math
     
  6. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    ????
    buck
    ????

    I'll gladly check your math, but I don't know what you mean here.
     
  7. Jarrod & Jody

    Jarrod & Jody Active Member

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    Oct 16, 2017
    Shady Point, Oklhoma
    I’m sorry two pound bucket.
     
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  8. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    I get .712 oz.
    I'd think that 3/4 oz .75 oz would be good enough.
    If you have a gram scale 20.18 grams per 2 lb feed.

    Others are welcome to check this

    Please consider getting minerals that can be fed free choice.
     
  9. Jarrod & Jody

    Jarrod & Jody Active Member

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    Oct 16, 2017
    Shady Point, Oklhoma
    Thank you!!
     
  10. elchivito

    elchivito Active Member

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    Apr 18, 2010
    Why are you using medicated minerals?
     
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  11. Jarrod & Jody

    Jarrod & Jody Active Member

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    Oct 16, 2017
    Shady Point, Oklhoma
    I wanted to make sure they had everything they need
     
  12. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    You care a lot, that's plain. And that's great.

    But in not giving them free choice minerals, you are likely preventing them from getting all they need. Mine are eating a lot of minerals right now, so they must need them. They could not do that if I had to give it to them a bit at a time because of added rumensin.
     
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  13. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Adult goats really don't need a coccidia preventative. I'd use that up but then buy regular minerals.
     
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  14. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    @ksalvagno
    Did I do the math correctly? I don't want to harm the goats.
     
  15. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I'm not good with the math unfortunately.
     
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  16. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    OK. I think I did it right, and my husband, who is good with math, checked it too.
     
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