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These are products I have seen at the store and wondered about.. thought you guys might be able to tell me what is worth getting and what isn't :) Thanks

Mineral choices...

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/purinareg;-12%-phosphorus-cattle-mineral-50-lb

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/manna-proreg;-goat-mineraltrade;-supplement-8-lb

Either mineral is good.

Meds...

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/ideal-animal-health-blood-stop-powder-16-oz

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/ideal-animal-health-kaolin-pectin-1-gal

Blood stop is always good. Unless you have a large herd, you don't need a gallon of Kaolin.

Supplements ..

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/manna-proreg;-goat-balancer-supplement-10-lb

Don't waste your money.

Extras..

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/healthycoatreg;-1-gal?cm_vc=-10005

Don't waste your money.

Thanks for looking :)
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The minerals both are good and have some slight trade offs. BUT the selenium in both is way low. You wanna get into the 80-90 PPM minimum. If the selenium was high enough in both, I think I would just mix em equal ratios to get the best of both. But with that low Selenium, Id either pass or do bo se boosters a few times a year at least. (This is depending upon weather your hay feed comes from higher selenium area or not). Most places are low.

Meds, blood stop is good, the kaolin, there are much better things to use that work better.

And agree, dont waste your money on the others two things.
 

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i was thinking about the kaolin myself but that is a lifetime supply. i used to use it when i was raising dairy calves. a gallon will treat hundreds of calves. i used to use it for the humans too!!
blood stop is good but honestly a box of corn starch is just as good (corn starch can also be mixed with gatorade for scours, it helps keep the gatorade in long enough to be absorbed as it cooks in the gut and stiffens the fluids)
i agree with the minerals either or both.
there is no way to check the selenium until congress decides to do something. i tried to check yesterday and the map wont come up because that part of the usda is shut down i guess the selenium levels are going to change while they are sitting around.
 

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Thanks guys.. I think I will go with corn starch for blood stop and gatorade and corn starch for scours :)

I had looked up the selenium map but didn't write it down- just saved the link /:
I think I will go wither the bigger bag of minerals- the one for cattle.
I would like some information on bo se... where to buy, how to give, when to give.. ect..

also :what size needles do you keep on hand ? :)
how big of a container of ob lube do you buy ?
do you like the rope or nylon halters ?
and what do you think about this ?..... http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/goats-prefertrade%3B-calcium-drenchtrade%3B-8-fl-oz

and http://www.jefferspet.com/goat-colostrum/camid/LIV/cp/0029021/
 

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we get most of our vet supplies from jeffers. we keep 3 and 5 cc syringes with 18 and 22 gauge needles . antibiotics are usually thick so you need a bigger needle. bose you can get from several different mail order vet supply companies jeffers is the one we use it is a oral gel specifically for goats, but they call it something else. valley vet and vet serv both have regular bose which is injectable.
i wouldnt get a huge bottle of ob lube just a tube of ky is fine.
buy nylon halters regular rope swells if it gets wet cutting off the air supply.
as for the calcium drench if you decide to get it do not use before the doe kids. i have not used this product so have no other opinion.
 

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I am going through making my list for my odder from Jeffers, I have been using 20 gauge- What length they only offer 1/2inch 1 inch and 1 1/2 inch
 

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well, 20 gauge is a happy medium. i would go with the 1 inch or the 1 1/2 inch needles. i buy the boxes of syringes with the needles that you can remove but buy what you are comfortable with
 

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I buy my supplies from PBS Livestock.

I like to buy needles and syringes separately. I buy the box of 100. I use 1cc, 3cc & 6cc the most. I also have 12cc and 60cc on hand. The larger size syringes come in a smaller quantity.

Needles I have 20g and 18g. I use 20 for everything but the thick stuff. I have half inch and 1 inch.

I just keep a tube of KY gel as well.
 

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we used it because we had it (got it as a door prize at some show) didnt hurt but know that it helped either. probably would have worked better applied to the outside rather than feeding it to them!!:D
 

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BoSe is Vet prescription. You would need to get that from the vet. Some people have signed up with VetServ and gotten prescription stuff that way.

Just a small KY gel lube from the store is fine.

I buy the cheap dog collars at the Dollar Store.

The colostrum powder would be ok to have on hand if you don't have frozen colostrum.

This is what I have for calcium: http://www.pbsanimalhealth.com/details/Dr.-Larsons-Calcium-Gel/273-1.html

I also have the cartridge gun to go with it.
 
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