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Facts about Goat Health
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In this post I'll be sharing some very important facts about goat health. I got them when I was doing some goat research as I'm planning to start a goat farm.
1. Offer kids feed containing coccidiostat from 2-6 weeks of age. Also offer it when they are weaned.

Examples of coccidiostat and their dosage (mg/kg body weight) in braclet include:
amprolium (50 mg/kg body weight . For 5 days)

monensin (0.75g per 44kg body weight or 15g/ton feed. This is fairly toxic. Should be fed throughout feeding period)

Sulfa drugs (include dimidine, guanidine, methazine, quinoxalin,) Reduce dose by half on subsequent days and treat for 3-5 days.

Lasalocid (20-90g/ton feed)

Decoquinate (0.5mg/kg feed for 28 days. No withdrawal period needed before animal is slaughtered)
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2. Give ammonium chloride (NH4Cl) to male goats to avoid a kidney problem called urinary calculi. 1 level teaspoon daily per 68kg body weight.
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3. If you notice exctoparasites like ticks, dip them in gammatex, supona etc two times in 2 weekly intervals or as recommended by the manufacturer.
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4. Pregnant goats should be dewormed so that they don't infect their kids. Do so using Fenbendazole 15-30 days before birth time. Safe dewormers for pregnant goats include: Fenbendazole (5-10mg/kg body weight), thiabendazole (44-66mg/kg BW, many worms are resistant to this one), oxibendazole (5-10mg/kg BW), mebendazole (13.5mg/kg BW), levamisole (8mg/kg BW, be very careful with this one. Don't overdose or use in milking goats!)

About 1 week after deworming pregnant goats, wash them and transfer them to a new, clean pen.

Deworming of kids can start when they are 1 month old.
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