A few weeks ago I finally did a quick write up of how we care for our kids from birth to weaning. I know many different things work for different people, and depending on what part of the country you are in the care your goats need can be so much different. But, I figured I would post on how we raise our kids, maybe it'll help someone. Of course at birth our kids all get colostrum... that is the only thing I left out of this because I wrote it with the people who buy out bottle babies in mind - and by the time they get them they have already had their colostrum.
- Treatment option #1 is to treat with Sulmet Drinking Water Solution. This can be bought at your local feed store or TSC, and no, do NOT put it in your goat's water. This is given orally, and it is a 5 day treatment. The dosage is as follows: Day 1 is 1 cc of Sulmet per 5 lbs of bodyweight. Days 2-5 it is 1 cc of Sulmet per 10 lbs of bodyweight.
- Treatment option #2 is to use a one day treatment called Baycox 5% Toltrazuril. The dosage is 1 cc per 5 lbs – a one day treatment.