The TGS Medicine Cabinet -what you won't be without

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by StaceyRosado, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Please give a list of what you wouldnt be without. ( feel I did this before but I cant seem to find it so I figured lets do it again)

    if the item has already been listed try not to list it again -- I will compile a complete list and post it here for easy reference. Ok we have a good list going -- please READ what is already posted before posting to make my life easier when creating a full list -- thank you

    If its a kidding supply please note so I can make a separate list for that -- thanks :thumb: edit: realized there is already a kidding supply list thread in the Kidding Koral. Please add your supply list there and leave general health items for this thread. Thank you.

    The TGS Medicine Cabinet
    compiled from the replies below so you dont have to sort through them :)

    Coccidia medication - Sulmet, Albon, Demethox, corid or Baycox
    Wormer - horse paste (Ivermectin, safeguard), injectable (Ivermectin and Ivomec Plus), cydectin
    Fortified B-complex
    Thiamine (if you can - good to have on hand for Polio)
    Banamine - pain reliever
    Pepto Bismal (or generic form)
    Nutri Drench
    Activated Charcoal
    Probios - the kind in a tube is easy to give
    Iron Supplement - red cell or injectable iron
    Thermometer - 2 or 3 (because you always loose one when you need it!)
    Needles - 1 1/2 inch 20 gage, 3/4inch 22gage, 1nch 25 gage
    Syringes - 1cc, 3cc, 6cc, 12cc, & 20cc
    Antibiotics - Oxytetracycline (LA 200, Biomycin, Duramycin), Penicillin G
    Triple antibiotic ointment
    Asprin - especially if you cant get banamine
    Blu-Kote - great for open
    Epinephrine- anaphylactic reactions
    Dexamethasone- Also for anaphylactic reactions
    CD Antitoxin- For entero
    SMZ tablets- Cocci
    Bloat release
    Oxytocin- in case doe hemorrhages after kidding
    Bag Balm (the original in green can)
    Childrens Liquid Benadryl
    Vet Wrap - it comes in cool colors too ;)
    A Leatherman pocket knife
    flashlight
    butterfly bandaids of various sizes
    animal crackers (yes - in the medicine kit to keep the goat occupied when messing w/them)
    Vitamin C tablets
    Drugs - Nuflor, Baytril, Dexamethasone (Rx)
    BoSe - selenium and vit E injection
    Biosponge - see citylights explenation below
    Lactated Ringers
    antibiotic eye ointment
    Karo syrup
    coffee (and no its not just for you)
    Molasses
     
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  2. Mully

    Mully New Member

    408
    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    Re: 11/22/2009 Medicine Cabinet -what you wont be without

    I keep the following items in a goat kit that consists of a 5gal pail with bucket boss liner and the pockets come in so very handy and ready.

    Iodine and dipper
    Clean cotton towels
    Baby wipes
    Small clean water pail
    Feeding tube and syringe
    Nipples and bottles
    Colostrum
    A suction bulb to clean kids mouth and nose
    Betadine
    Dish washing soap for disinfecting.
    K-Y lubricant
    Twin Pen (Penicillin)
    Baby goat sweater to keep it warm.
    A suction bulb to clean kids mouth and nose
    Plastic garbage bag to keep your dirty paper towels/rags in
    Rubber gloves
    Extractor (fetal)

    Keep everything clean and ready to go.
     
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  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Re: 11/22/2009 Medicine Cabinet -what you wont be without

    Mully that is a kidding kit stuff right?

    I am mostly looking for stuff that isnt not related to kidding as well --- I guess I should start it off for people to get the idea:


    In my Medicine "Cabinet" I have:

    Coccidia medication - Sulmet, Albon, Demethox, corid or Baycox
    Wormer - horse paste (Ivermectin, safeguard), injectable (Ivermectin and Ivomec Plus), cydectin
    Fortified B-complex
    Pepto Bismal (or generic form)
    Activated Charcoal
    Probios - the kind in a tube is easy to give :thumb:
    Iron Supplement - red cell or injectable iron
    Thermometer - 2 or 3 (because you always loose one when you need it!)
    Needles - 1 1/2 inch 20 gage, 3/4inch 22gage, 1nch 25 gage
    Syringes - 1cc, 3cc, 6cc, 12cc, & 20cc
    Antibiotics - Oxytetracycline (LA 200, Biomycin, Duramycin), Penicillin G
    Triple antibiotic ointment
    Asprin
    Blu-Kote - great for open wounds

    What have i missed? Add it below
     
  4. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Re: 11/22/2009 Medicine Cabinet -what you wont be without

    Epinephrine- anaphylactic reactions
    Dexamethasone- Also for anaphylactic reactions
    CD Antitoxin- For entero
    SMZ tablets- Cocci
    Bloat release
    Oxytocin- in case doe hemorrhages after kidding
     
  5. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Re: 11/22/2009 Medicine Cabinet -what you wont be without

    Activated Charcoal Gel
    Bag Balm (the original in green can)
    Childrens Liquid Benadryl
     
  6. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Re: 11/22/2009 Medicine Cabinet -what you wont be without

    Ok we have a good list going -- please READ what is already posted before posting to make my life easier when creating a full list -- thank you
     
  7. Iwantgoats

    Iwantgoats New Member

    284
    Oct 3, 2008
    Missouri
    Re: 11/22/2009 Medicine Cabinet -what you wont be without

    Vet Wrap
     
  8. MissMM

    MissMM New Member

    645
    Oct 22, 2007
    McGregor, MN
    Re: 11/22/2009 Medicine Cabinet -what you wont be without

    A Leatherman pocket knife
    flashlight
    butterfly bandaids of various sizes
    animal crackers (yes - in the medicine kit to keep the goat occupied when messing w/them)
    Vitamin C tablets
     
  9. citylights

    citylights Member

    824
    Jul 3, 2009
    Southern California
    Re: 11/22/2009 Medicine Cabinet -what you wont be without

    Drugs - Banamine, Nuflor, Baytril, Dex, Penicillin, BOSe

    Biosponge
    Lactated Ringers
    antibiotic eye ointment
     
  10. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Re: 11/22/2009 Medicine Cabinet -what you wont be without

    what is Biosponge?
     
  11. citylights

    citylights Member

    824
    Jul 3, 2009
    Southern California
    Re: 11/22/2009 Medicine Cabinet -what you wont be without

    Google it. It's made by Platinum performance. My vet gave it to me once when I had a baby w/ diarrhea and was going down hill rapidly. It's used primarily in neonatal foals -- absorbs clostridia and other toxins. It's DE and other stuff; has saved a couple of babies for me. It comes in a 2lb powder or a gel tube. I use the powder b/c the dosage for goats is so small -- 1/4 teaspoon for pygmy babies and 1 t for adults 2x day -- that my tube dried out! I have PLENTY and have given it to many, many friends -- if you want some, send me your address and I'll mail you some.
     
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  12. Gumtree

    Gumtree Lurking Aussie

    585
    Aug 15, 2009
    S.E. Qld Australia
    Re: 11/22/2009 Medicine Cabinet -what you wont be without

    Vitamin C powder/vitamin C injectable
    {any poison etc snake/spider bite,
    tip 1 mill powder to 1 mill hot water dissolve completely to use as injectable,

    B12 INJECTABLE
    VAM injectable = VITAMIN & MINERAL

    { for anemic animals, give 2mls vam & 2 mls b12 into mussel etc }
     
  13. elchivito

    elchivito Active Member

    635
    Apr 18, 2010
    Add baking soda to your kit if you don't free feed it. great for soft poops.
     
  14. elchivito

    elchivito Active Member

    635
    Apr 18, 2010
    NuSkin, or it's cheaper cousin Superglue is great for closing and sealing small wounds.
     
  15. cmjust0

    cmjust0 New Member

    237
    Oct 8, 2009
    Sad but true: I have literally **everything on the top list** except for oxytocin, straight thiamine, and BioSponge. Well, ok, and animal crackers...but that's why I have a locking stanchion. lol

    In addition to all that, I also have:

    vaccines (C/D-T & Case-Bac [never used the Case-Bac])
    tetanus anti-toxin
    hoof shears
    hoof knives
    two drench syringes
    two really nice bolus guns (from Valley Vet...truly a must-have item!)
    Excenel
    Gallimycin-100
    Tylan
    SMZ-TMP 960mg tablets
    injectable calcium gluconate
    injectable dextrose
    scalpels
    sutures
    IV sets
    propylene glycol
    Levasole sheep boluses
    Prohibit powder
    Dectomax
    CyLence
    1% gentle iodine
    7% tincture of iodine
    betadine
    chlorhexadine
    furazone topical ointment
    NFZ eye puffers
    CopaSure boluses
    Lutalyse
    Scour Halt (oral spectinomycin)
    Oral Neomycin sulfate
    ReSorb & other electrolytes
    Oxytet soluble powder
    umbilical cord clippy thingies
    bandage scissors
    ..uhhhhh...
    I know there's more in there, but that's what I remember off the top of my head. lol
     
  16. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I was trying to keep this a simple comprehensive list of must haves-- seems you have gone above and beyond. ;)
     
  17. cmjust0

    cmjust0 New Member

    237
    Oct 8, 2009
    Uhhh, ya. That's an understatement. :p
     
  18. NeedONEmore

    NeedONEmore New Member

    82
    Feb 25, 2011
    N. Mid. Tennessee
    We just picked up our first two NG goats (bottle baby's) and seeing this list scares the bageebee out of me :scratch: .

    What would be very helpful is a prioritized list of things to acquire. and why.

    thanks, john
     
  19. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    everyone will have different idea on what is priority -- maybe one day when I have some time (haha) I will sort through it
     
  20. John and those just starting out...
    A tiny goat medicine box should have IMO...
    Thermometer!!! -temp is a big indicator of health issues
    Pepto - give if the goat has runny or soft poops
    activated charcoal - if the goat eats something poison give to goat
    Probiotics - helps the rumen with beneficial bacterias under times of stress. Also goodto do hours after meds are given to help restore rumen activity.
    Neosporin or BlueKote spray - for minor scratchs or wounds.

    Your goats should have access to free choice minerals and baking soda at all times. (I know these rant in the medicine cabinet but have to add it since I found out months after I got my first goats that they needed it)

    Electrolites are also good to have. (either a powder formula or kids electrolytes in a liquid bottle)

    There are a ton of things to have and I am always adding to my supplies but for a starter these are what I find the most important; as long as you have access to a supply store or vet should the situation arise. If you live a long ways from everything I would have a bigger kit.
     
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