B1 (vet is never open when you need it)
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
Well, this is what I usually have on hand but add to it as needed.
Blue Kote spray
Milk of Magnesia
Triple Antibiotic cream
Extra syringes (3cc)
Injectable Vitamin C
Powdered Vitamin C
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
Niacin drench(for ketosis)
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)
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.
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:
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.
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.