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 on: May 05, 2020, 06:14:18 PM 
Started by ND21st - Last post by ND21st
My bottle of valbazen states many types of worms can be treated in cattle and sheep, but only liver flukes in goats.  Why doesn't this drug target the others in goats when he claims to in other species?  Is it simply because Valbazen isn't labeled for caprine use except for flukes or that it is not effective? 
I've used Valbazen previously but now wonder if it really did hit things like tapes and stomach worms, etc.   

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 on: May 05, 2020, 12:18:10 PM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by Julie H
Wow it does sound wonderful!  I wish I could afford it too.  I might look at having the gel on hand if I would get someone who isn't feeling well.

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 on: May 05, 2020, 06:39:44 AM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by imalilbirdie
Fastrack is like a probiotic only way more powerful.  I use to be an Independent Business Owner selling the Fastrack products.  However, I only did it to supply myself and others with a product that is very effective.  I didn't do it to make a killing or get rich off it.  I just wanted it for my animals for cheaper money actually.  And until it got so expensive that I couldn't afford it at my discount price, I used it faithfully, every day, on every animal I owned.  Fastrack is like a super charged probiotic.  It doesn't just enhance their immune system, it also enhances skin/hair coats, hoof growth, eye sight, and the best part of it was the ability to digest all they ate, not just a portion of it.  By digesting all they at, my babies grew super fast, carried magnificent weight gains (without creep feeding...we had one baby boy out of Timmy (eggsfile bloodline) that weighed 105lbs at 4 months old, built like a power house, and not creep fed, receiving 2 cups of grain morning and night).  Most all our kids including Doelings were knocking the 100lb body weight by 4 months old.  Mom's were given fastrack as well, which helped them to produce 45% more milk, with the immune system boost to the kids before they started eating grain on their own.  Our death rate was nil...all our babies survived and thrived.

We found that feeding fastrack, we saved on over all feed costs, as with them digesting all they ate, it took much less to keep them healthy and happy and in proper body weight.  We saved BIG TIME on vet costs, as their immune systems were so strong, that they just never got sick.  We were able to push out hoof trimming 2 to 3 weeks later than most Boer goats required it, and the Kiko's, we trimmed once a year.  Over all it was and still is a magnificent product.  Especially the Fastrack Boost Starter Gel...if you get a weak or sick animal, that stuff will definitely bring them back fast.  I just can't afford it any more.  The price of it has gone off the charts for a farmer to be able to justify it's benefits to cost ratio.

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 on: May 04, 2020, 01:13:41 PM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by Julie H
What is Fastrack? A feed or supplement? 

All I know is that it is making a difference not only in the kids .

It has a positive and negative side though.  Positive for the growth of the kids,  but a Negative on how much they can consume!!

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 on: May 03, 2020, 06:42:28 AM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by imalilbirdie
No enabling allowed Birdie!! Come to think of it--they would fit in well at your place in TX  Grin

I can't tell you how badly I would really love it if they could Julie.

This is the first year I haven't used a creep feeder for my kids. Mostly because they are bottle fed, so I can put dishes in their pens because there are not adults.

Creep feeding makes a huge difference in the growth rate of kids.

I know years ago we all talked about creep feeding.  I tried it one year.  I only had a few pounds difference in what I did before to the creep feeding, but I fed the fastrack too.  I tried creep feeding with the calves too, and decided against that real quick.  Creep feeding wasn't necessary when I was using the fastrack.  4 month old baby boys weighing over 100lb being fed 2 times daily...I thought that was a good finish for them at weaning.

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 on: May 02, 2020, 10:20:48 PM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by dragonlair
This is the first year I haven't used a creep feeder for my kids. Mostly because they are bottle fed, so I can put dishes in their pens because there are not adults.

Creep feeding makes a huge difference in the growth rate of kids.

 17 
 on: May 02, 2020, 01:11:00 PM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by Julie H
No enabling allowed Birdie!! Come to think of it--they would fit in well at your place in TX  Grin

 18 
 on: May 02, 2020, 05:59:53 AM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by imalilbirdie
 Grin Grin  I think that little girl may be you!!  Grin Grin

They can surely romance and seduce our hearts in just seconds can't they? 

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 on: May 01, 2020, 12:20:50 PM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by Julie H
I will keep that for future reference.  This doe kidded at 2 and while she isn't super big , she was a healthy doe and in real good weight.  Her mom can easily feed trips so I know a good udder is in her genetics. You can believe that I will watch her next year before she kids and I will supplement her if her bag seems small.

I had another doe ( FF) with a smaller udder as well but she had a single, so he is getting plenty.  Her mom fed trips every year too, so I know she should do better than that. I will watch her too.

I get so tickled every time my little guys call me to fill the feeder and when they climb up on me and gaze into my face.  They would make some little girl wonderful pets Smiley

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 on: May 01, 2020, 07:31:42 AM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by imalilbirdie
This is such a sweet success story.  Those babies probably wouldn't have survived had you not built that.  It's funny how God intervenes when we are set out to rescue a baby from sure starvation.  In the past it failed but this time, he helped you to make it work.  Thank goodness for your daughter helping you, as I'm sure you're probably not suppose to be doing that with your shoulder just yet.

Here's a thought for you when you have a momma not producing enough milk for her babies....When we had our "oops" breeding a I had a doe way too young to be bred that got bred, I didn't want her growth stunted as this Doe needed to be in a show ring, not stunted in growth.  At the time my Vet was a caprine specialist.  After talking with everyone here in Goatbeat, and my Vet, we put her on high calcium...600 to 1000mg twice daily, until the babies were weaned and then she stayed on that high calcium (600mg level) until she was fully grown.  Now I know this isn't in reference to your girl not producing enough milk, BUT, on our Doe (who was a registered SA Boer Doe), she produced so much milk (remember now she birthed when she was 9 months old) that it dripped out of her teats even after the babies nursed.  When I talked to my Vet about it, she said that higher levels of Calcium with Vitamin D, would help her produce more milk, and advised that I reduce her current dosage of 1000mg twice daily down to 800mg twice daily.

Girlfriend, her babies were mammoth sized at 4 months old...both bucklingsā€¦.Lightening and Rumble were 105lbs at 4 and 1/2 months old and NOT creep fed, but fed 2 times daily.  It really worked for her milk production and her stunted growth. 

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