Goatbeat Information Pages

This page is recipes we've found useful to make up for various times and reasons during the course of raising goats. They are for the most part made up of typical items you will have on hand. 

Misc recipes for goat treatments

BLEEDING
You can use the following to help stop or decrease bleeding: Stop bleed powder, Cornmeal, Corn starch, Flour, Cobwebs, tea bags

 

BLOAT
1C warm water
1/2cup oil
1tsp Epsom salt
1tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ginger
1 egg yolk
Mix together and give


FROTHY BLOAT
1/3cup water
1/3 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup antacid
Add some baking soda
Mix and give

FLY REPELLENTS
2cups white vinegar
1 cup Avon skin so soft (bath oil)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon eucalyptus oil
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An easy do it yourself fly spray that is relatively inexpensive. Does attract dust so don't use before a show
2cups mineral oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2tsp citronella oil
10ml eucalyptus oil
10ml lemon dish detergent
Optional 125ml glycerin
Mix in spray bottle and spray
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Horse Insect repellent mix
1oz citronella oil
2oz skin so soft or coat so soft
1 cup cider vinegar
1cup water
Mix in a 20oz spray bottle
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Vinegar in drinking water will raise blood acid levels just enough to bother flies and mosquitoes. Takes about a week to start helping.
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Easy fly spray
You can mix 7 parts water and one part citronella as a fly spray.
For the worst time of fly season use 4 parts water to one part citronella.
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15oz water
5oz commercial fly spray
2oz vinegar
2oz vegetable oil
2 oz green dawn dish soap
Mix and use. Will not harm coat
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Fly relief
3cups of water
1/4 cup sugar
? cup white vinegar
Mix in a quart jar, punch holes in the lid, and set it where it is needed.
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You can fill plastic Ziploc containers with clear water and hang in entrances to deter flies.

COLOSTRUM FORMULAS
1 pint (568mls) goats milk
4oz lime water
1 1/2tsp corn syrup

3pints goats milk
1pint water
1pkg of sure gel pectin
1 can evaporated goat milk 

1 can water

1 qt pasteurized goats milk
Combine with 1/2 cup cream. 

Feed at rate of 1 oz per 1/2 pound body weight per day divided into 3-4 feedings.

MILK FEVER OR KETOSIS

 

 

SALLY P'S MIX

Mixed equal parts of each ingredient
Strong Black Cooled Coffee
Molasses or Karo Syrup
Whiskey (can be any liquor--except beer or wine)
can be given every 30 minutes to an hour if needed.
kids/newborns/weanlings
2 to 2 1/2 cc
kids/weanlings 3 to 4 cc

ELECTROLYTE FORMULAS
1pkg pectin
1tsp low sodium salt
2tsp baking soda
1can beef consommé
Mix all together and drench

Makes 1 gallon.
1C corn syrup
3tsp baking soda
2 tsp regular salt
2 tsp lite salt
2 tsp Epsom salt
1 gallon of water

2T kayro
1/2tsp salt
1/4tsp baking soda
1 quart water

RHODONDENDRON POISONING FORMULAS
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/2 strong cold tea (6-8 tea bags)
1tsp ground ginger
1tsp baking soda
Mix it all together and drench
15ml renec
15ml Mylanta
5ml brandy
Mix and give this is an adult dose.

URINARY CALCULI FORMULA
3 lemons and squeeze the juice out....and save, dice 1/2 purple onion, 6 pieces of garlic clove diced up, 1/2 cup of distilled water. Mix all of this together and simmer for 20 minutes. Place into a blender when cooled and blend real good. Give one cup of this every 12 hours for 3 days.

LISTERIA Treatment high doses of procaine penicillin (300,000 International Unit strength) every six hours. Higher-than-normal dosage of procaine penicillin is needed to cross the blood brain barrier to put sufficient amounts of the antibiotic into the tissue of the goat's central nervous system. Give the procaine pencillin SQ over the ribs with an 18 gauge needle so the goat doesn't become a pin cushion of holes from repeated injections during this intensive treatment. 

PENN DOSAGE:  1.5 cc to 25lbs; 6 cc per 100 lbs; 12cc/200 lbs etc

Thiamine is also indicated for Listeria, dosage is 5 cc per 100 lbs.

Dexamethasone ( cortico-steroid)  MIGHT be indicated, but can cause abortions, which might happen anyway due to infection. Dexamethasone dosage is 5 to 6 cc per 100 pounds bodyweight given IM in decreasing amounts daily. Example: Goat is 100 pounds liveweight. Dosage is 6 cc into the muscle on Day One, 5 cc on Day Two, 4 cc on Day Three, 3 cc on Day Four, 2 cc on Day Five, one cc on Day Six, nothing on Day Seven. If the goat is over 100 pounds, drop dosages daily in increments of two or three cc's.  Larger goat decrease by 2cc or more depending on size/weight.

 

POLIO: Thiamine is the only effective therapy, dosage is 5 cc per 100 lbs.

 

WITH BOTH LISTERIA and Polio, continue treatment for 24 hours PAST last observed symptom to prevent relapse. 

BACH FLOWER REMEDIES.
These work on the principle of healing the whole goat again rather than just the particular disease which is affecting them at this time. They seek to heal the physical body by creating emotional and psychological happiness and well-being.
They are prepared by exposing freshly-picked flowers and pure spring water to the beneficial rays of the sun. The resulting "mother tincture" is then bottled and diluted to produce the bottles we can buy. Taking the remedies is simple. Just add two drops from the bottle to a glass of water or fruit juice and sip slowly. The bottles contain small droppers so, in an emergency (or the easiest way to treat a goat) just drop a couple of spots straight into the mouth.
There are 38 Bach Remedies and if you want to study them all they are easy to find online but the most well-known one is Rescue Remedy which is a combination of 5 different remedies.
The 5 remedies in Rescue Remedy are...

STAR OF BETHLEHEM...to cope with the initial shock
CHERRY PLUM..............to counteract feelings of despair
ROCK ROSE..................to ease feelings of panic and terror
IMPATIENS..................to soothe stress and tension
CLEMATIS....................to prevent the light-headed feeling which often comes before loss of consciousness.

Dr Bach is supposed to have brought a drowned fisherman back from the dead with Rescue Remedy but maybe that is just going a bit too far! However it is wonderful to create calm, reduce anxiety, cope with shock etc etc. It's useful for anything from a grazed knee to a major accident and everything in between and I always have a bottle in the kitchen, one in the car, one in my bag and one in the barn...just in case!

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