Things to keep on hand

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Sunrise, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Sunrise

    Sunrise New Member

    Feb 8, 2008
    What kind of things do you keep on hand for your goats? All I can think of is blood stop right now...Thanks!
  2. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    Re: Thing to keep on hand

    I keep-
    B Complex
    B1 (vet is never open when you need it)
    Bloat remedy
    Calcium drench
    Baking soda
    Entro anti-toxin- when you need it , you need it now.
    Triple antibiotic ointment
    Hoof and Heel- bad wet here so lots of hoof issues

    I have other things but those I think are the most important for now

  3. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Re: Thing to keep on hand

    Well, this is what I usually have on hand but add to it as needed.
    Bag Balm
    Gentled Iodine
    Blue Kote spray
    Pepto Bismol
    Milk of Magnesia
    Triple Antibiotic cream
    Extra syringes (3cc)
    Calcium Drench
    Baking soda

    recently added B-Complex tablets
  4. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Re: Thing to keep on hand

    Vet Wrap
    Aspirin or Banamine
  5. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Re: Thing to keep on hand

    Here's what I always have:

    B Complex
    Injectable Vitamin C
    Powdered Vitamin C
    Red Cell
    two chemical wormers(Safeguard and Valbazen)
    and some more remedies I'm sure if I could think of them
    Needles and syringes
    gauze and vet wrap
    calendula tincture and salve
    baking soda
    Nutri drench
    Calcium drench
    Niacin drench(for ketosis)

    and I'm sure I'm forgetting a lot :D
  6. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    Re: Thing to keep on hand

    the list will vary depending on what you plan to do with yoru goats...just pets won't need as many things as someone who is breeding.

    I like to have

    Thermometer (normal temp is 101-103)
    Sulmet (or other cocci med)
    Syringes and needles (22gage 3/4inch)
    B complex
    LA 200 (for respitory infections)
    Pepto (always my first course of action when I see diarreah)

    Those things I will not do without Of course I have gather along the way many other things as I have treated different issues.

    as I started to collect these remedies and treatments etc I foudn i had no room to leave then just on shelf or outside with teh feed (some need a constant non freezing temp) so I purchased a tackle box at walmart. It works really nice, I had to purchase a big one with lots of space on the bottom and adjustable "pockets" for lack of a better word. But I found that a tool box was just to "open" so I couldn't keep it organized like I prefer. But a tool box is what i use for my kidding supplies.
  7. Sunrise

    Sunrise New Member

    Feb 8, 2008
    Re: Thing to keep on hand

    I thought it would be a good subject to bring up. When I brought my new does home last week one found a neat little spot to hook a horn and put it off. :shocked: She ok now and I was more worried then she was but it got me thinking about what I need to keep on hand for the goats vs. the horses. Thanks guys! :thumbup:
  8. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    I've had horses for over 40 years and I have kept only fly stuff, bandages and wormers. They goaties seem to need twenty times as much- mostly I think because the vet will always come for the horses but not for the goats. And when they come for goats, they are not prepared.
  9. Petersfamilyfarms

    Petersfamilyfarms New Member

    Jan 15, 2012
    Polk County, Oregon
    So we have nearly nothing... From your experience is it a better value to buy "kits" or go site to site and store to store and get thee most inexpensive things, a little bit from here and there?

    Theses are the ones I'm considering:

    Any and all suggestions of where to find supples please :pray:
  10. ovaltine

    ovaltine New Member

    Apr 15, 2012
    Learning more every day from this site! I am a retired paramedic and have done all kinds of wildlife rescue and release and I feel confident when it comes to emergencies. I've even treated a fox in the ambulance before,lol!...but when it comes to treatment I am always hesitant to give meds if I don't completely understand why. Some of the stuff is self explanatory to me, but others I don't know. Is there a book that explains more than basic first aid but not as technical as a vet..? I also prefer to treat holisticaly if possible but that isn't always set in stone. Any book or web site information would be greatly appreciated.