Didn't the vet have you give him ammonium chloride? Probably some banamine would help with pain.
Good stuff. I wonder if you could use ace in pill form?Stones regularly associated with calculi formation in goats include silicate, calcium (calcium carbonate, calcium oxalate), and phosphate (magnesium ammonium phosphate called struvite). While calculi can form in any geographical region, silicate stones are generally limited to goats grazing forages grown on western pastures that have excess soil silica content. The normal alkalinity found in ruminant urine favors the formation of urinary stones. Reducing the pH to acidify the urine reduces the likelihood of crystal formation. To acidify urine, goats receiving high grain or concentrate diets can be fed ammonium chloride* Ammonium chloride is a salt which also helps in water intake..... Goat urine pH tends to be alkaline but varies with the type of diet and the length of time since eating. Phosphate crystals form more easily in alkaline urine, and silicates in acid urine. Bacteria in urine can produce ammonia that makes the urine pH much more alkaline. Adding ammonium chloride However, the chloride ion itself may cause the goat to drink more water and dilute the urine. This is what ive done 1) Drench with ammonium chloride, 3g/22lbs. 2) Give a shot of acepromazine, if at all possible. 3) Snip the pizzle. 4) Give a shot of banamine, 1ml/100lbs. 5) Give a shot of dexamethasone, 1ml/20lbs. 6) Give a shot of PenG, 1ml/15lbs. Then, I'd: 1) Continue the ammonium chloride for a week. 2) Continue the dexamethasone for about a week, tapering after that. 3) Continue the PenG so long as the Dex is being used. 4) Cut back the grain and add calcium to the diet.