GOAT MEDICATIONS & HOME REMEDIES
g, gm =gram
Oral drench= orally
(in the muscle)
(in the vein)
(under the skin)
Every other day=qod
4 times a day= qid
Three times a day-tid
Two times a day=bid
Over the counter= OTC
Floppy kid syndrome=FKS
Milk of magnesium=MOM
Apple cider vinegar=ACV
BLACK LEG SHOT
8-- 4ml sq first dose
2ml sq second dose 6 weeks later
2ml sq third dose 6 months later
You can use the following to help stop or decrease bleeding:
Stop bleed powder
Cayenne Pepper (from the grocery
store) ~ It works better than blood stop powder. Don't use near the eyes or nose though. It does work in a hurry for bad bleeding.
1C warm water
1tsp Epsom salt
1tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ginger
1 egg yolk
Mix together and give
you don't have all of these ingredients, then try this :
1. Roll up balls (small enough for the goat to swallow)
of baking soda (mixed with a little water to hold the balls together) and feed the goat the baking soda balls.
2. Vegetable Oil - can be given with a syringe orally.
PREVENTION - To prevent your
goats of getting bloat - give Free Choice Baking Soda.
1/3 cup cooking oil
½ cup antacid
some baking soda
Mix and give
Frothy Bloat PREVENTION --
Give Free Choice baking
For Kids ...
Use 1 tsp. Pro Bios powder in milk replacer for kids. This provides digestive
microbes to avoid chemical reaction in rumen from fresh green material & milk replacers.
1) Banamine for tummy pain;
2) soft stomach tube 1/2" diameter to remove gas & as much
content as possible (really gross, use lavender oil or Mentholatum on your upper lip to prevent YOU from getting sick) Rotate
goat's position to reach as much stomach content as possible.
3) using stomach tube still in place, inject 20 cc/20
lbs. body wt of Olive oil mixed w 2 crushed tablets of Phazyme or Gas-X. Also give 5 cc of penicillin orally (be sure to give
Pro Bios gel or powder to replace gut enzymes)
4) CarbaLax (looks like Pepto) 20 cc/20 lbs. Caprine supply has it.
5) essential oil of lavender mixed into 1 cup steaming water for inhalation (just keep it near the goat). Calms, relaxes,
& aids rest & pain relief.
6) GENTLE massage, not squeezing, keeping rump elevated to aid in passing gas.
a.k.a. "bottle jaw", is the accumulation of fluid under the lower jaw occur primarily with an infestation of H. contortus.
Worm (you can obtain a list of wormers and dosages
1cc iron orally to kids
Durasect (prevent lice and kill anything starting)
Nuflor antibiotic (prevent pneumonia from not moving too much)
probios for gut (due to antibiotic)
injectable iron IM in the morning (anemia)
2cc in the afternoon
5cc of fortified Vit. B complex SQ (500mg of Thiamin)
(to keep Thiamin up and ensure appetite)
2cc of mineral oil (prevent blockage from worm release) orally (don't use vegetable
oil as it adds to the digestive load) mixed with 5cc red cell (anemia)
molasses mixed with water orally (anemia)
1. 2cc once a day for 3 days - using molasses and red cell on top of that.
2. 4cc twice a week on kids.
SMZ tablets--1 tablet per 20 lbs
2. Albon--25mg/lb first day then ½ day 1 dose on days 2-5
1cc/5lbs for day 1
1cc/10lbs on days 2-5 day
4.Amprolium- Mix 3oz/1pint of water----then give
times 5 days
Then 0.5oz/100lbs qd times 21 days
(11.2-23/lb times 5 days,. Then 2-3 mg/lb times 21 days
20%--drench--2ml/50lbs by mouth times 5 day
7.Dimethox-- 25mg/lb first day then ½ day 1 dose on
antihistamine used for coughs and colds.
Over the counter
Dose-- 5cc for kids and 10-20cc for adults.
for colds and coughs.
3.Robitussin(plain)--for coughs and colds.
Dose 3-5cc for newborns - 2wks in age
tsps for adults.
4.Tavist -D--for colds and coughs
5.Dimetapp--for colds and coughs.
6. VetRX - follow
directions on label
1. 1 pint (568mls) goats milk
4oz lime water
11/2tsp corn syrup
2. 3pints goats milk
of sure gel pectin
1 can evaporated goat milk and 1 can water
1 qt pasteurized goats milk
½ cup cream. Feed at rate of 1 oz per ½ pound body weight per day divided into 3-4 feedings.
Spectam Scour Halt (made for pigs) 2cc once a day for 3-5 days
2)Neomycin, 2cc mixed with 2cc pepto once daily
for 5-7 days
you can give ones that have the runs bad extra pepto.
ELECTROLYTE FORMULAS & FLUID REPLACEMENT
1. 1pkg pectin
1tsp low sodium
2tsp baking soda
1can beef consommé
Mix all together and drench
2. 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
3. 2T kayro
1/4tsp baking soda
1 quart water
1.LR (lactated ringers)-- 30cc under skin at shoulder for rehydration, can be used several times a day
Needs an RX
can be given SQ or IV
2.NS (normal saline)-isotonic--used for fluid replacement. Inject 30cc under skin at shoulders
for rehydration , can be used several times a day can be given IV or sq -- Needs an RX
3.Gatoraide or pedialyte--oral
fluid replacement. Also used for energy when weak
EXTERNAL PARASITE & EAR MITES
1.Kitten flea and tick powder--for lice treatment in kids.
Sprinkle from head to tail and rub in.
Dose now and
then again in 10days.
2.Safe insecticides for does---should be labeled "approved for use in lactating dairy cattle"
3.Corral and Sevin dust-- can be used on non lactating does..Do not use on kids.
For adults sprinkle on and rub
in. Apply second dose 10days later.
4.Mineral oil- for ear mites--also soothes the discomfort.
Place 3-4 drops
in the ear canal.
5.Ivomec orally-- will kill sucking lice
6.Listerine--- ear mites and to clean the ear.
Helps sooth and burns less than using alcohol
Another "Bug" repellent is Apple Cidar Vinegar - Add 1/4 cup to 5 gallons
of thier drinking water
2cups white vinegar
1 cup Avon skin so soft (bath oil)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon eucalyptus oil
easy do it yourself fly spray that is relatively inexpensive. Does attract dust so don’t use before a show
½ cup lemon juice
2tsp citronella oil
10ml eucalyptus oil
10ml lemon dish detergent
Mix in spray bottle and spray
Horse Insect repellent mix
1oz citronella oil
2oz skin so soft or coat so soft
1 cup cider vinegar
Mix in a 20oz spray bottle
in drinking water will raise blood acid levels just enough to bother flies and mosquitoes. Takes about a week to start helping.
Easy fly spray
You can mix 7 parts water and one part citronella as a fly spray.
worst time of fly season use 4 parts water to one part citronella.
5oz commercial fly spray
2oz vegetable oil
2 oz green dawn dish soap
Mix and use. Will not harm coat
3cups of water
1/4 cup sugar
¼ cup white vinegar
Mix in a quart jar, punch holes in the lid, and
set it where it is needed.
You can fill plastic Ziploc containers with clear water and hang in entrances to deter
3ccs sub Q. 2X/ 48 hr intervals if needed.
Caused by - cold, wet, muddy conditions and crowded barns.
is a highly contagious and potentially costly disease that creates financial hardships for goat producers, but is possible
to be eradicated.
Itch relief mix:
10 drops lavender
2 cups cold water
These can be used for both goats and humans. Don't get the mix anywere on near
the eyes or mouth, and use sparingly on kids since they rub together alot. Essential oils will burn when put in eyes but these
mixes will not irritate the skin.
LICE, FLEAS, TICKS --
Wash well with old-fashioned lye soap (won't burn). Treat w/Ivomec or Cydectin pour on if needed. Then, to 1 oz jojoba
or apricot kernal oil, add:
3 gel caps Vitamin E oil
2 gel caps Evening Primrose oil
2 gel caps Borage Seed oil
2 gel caps or 20 drops carrot seed oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops geranium " "
10 drops chamomile
7 drops tea tree oil
7 drops citronella ess. oil
5 drops pine needle oil
5 drops juniper berry oil
drops cypress oil
This is very healing for human skin, too.
Repellent made of essential oils:
3 drops Pine Needle
4 drops Tea Tree
4 drops Lemongrass
2 drops Peppermint
1 oz Mixing Oil
OR if you do not have those, this the recipe does a pretty good job, it also makes the goats smell
4 drops Tea Tree
4 drops Lemongrass
2 drops Peppermint
10 drops Lavender
5 drops Eucalyptus
1 oz Mixing Oil
1 part Molasses
1 part Corn oil
parts Karo syrup (light)
Store mixture in dark, cool place.
Numerous uses. Goats off feed, dehydration, pregnancy
toxemia, stress, kidding difficulties, weak kids. Takes longer to metabolize.
Good to use to get a doe through the
2.Peppermint oil ~ Rub on infected udder area. Can be rubbed ALL OVER entire udder. It's also good for circulation
and can make them increase their milk production.
3.Heat Packs - to place on the infected udder
To help prevent occurences with Mastitis - keep the goat pen area clean and when milking -keep the udder free
of debris and sanitary. Wash the udder before milking and use a teat dip after milking. Mastitis is usually caused by bacteria/germs.
So by keeping the area/udder clean - that will help to prevent mastitis.
Mastitis can also be caused by injury.
1.Apple Cider Vinegar
(ACV)--place in water to help acidify the urine and also will help decrease algae in the container
2.Iodine 7 %- to
dip navel cords in . Helps to dry it up. Some folks dip the newborns hooves in it, and also after hoof trimming.
Lavender oil- cure all.
You can apply it to itches, wounds, bug bites, etc. and it will help. Great for snake bites, too.
Don't get it around the eyes, though, it will burn as all essential oils.
It also helps calm the goat. It may increase
milk production from calming the goat/s so they use more energy for making milk than getting excited. Rub it in along their
back, on their ears, and even between the toes. Any of those spots works. An essential oils diffuser would work great, too.
NUTRI DRENCH (make it
1 Cup Molasses
1 Cup Corn Oil (she said it has to be corn oil, nothing else!)
Children's Liquid Vitamins OR tablet form - crushed up. Dosage (?) according to the label for a small child
The substitute for Goat Nutri Drench is Beef Drench, and it's a lot cheaper than Goat Nutri Drench is. And you can
get it in much bigger bottles.
PAIN AND INFLAMMATION
1. Banamine (flumeglumine)- used for fever, smooth muscle relaxant, pain, to stimulate gut.
*Always take temperature
prior to giving. If low do NOT give
Needs an RX
(decadron)- used for joint injury, inflammatory injuries, head injuries and shock.
Needs an RX
injuries and joint injuries- ½-1cc/20lbs
Head injuries (after disbudding)- 1-2mg/20lbs
(ASA)- used for fever and inflammation.
Dose --0.5gr/lb bid
65mg=1gr---adult ASA = 5gr=325mg
(Diphenhydramine)--Antihistamine, for minor allergic reactions such as bites, coughs, and nasal decongestant.
Dose---1tsp for young kids
15-20cc for adults.
5.Bute---Antiinflammatory used for pain especially
in joints and muscles.
Needs an RX
PEDALITE --(make it yourself)
1 Tbs. table salt
1 Tbs. baking soda 1 Tbs.
Morton’s light salt 4 oz white Karo syrup
Child's Vitamins (dosage for human child under 2 yrs old)
Used for dehydration. Mix with one gallon water. Mixture will keep 2 weeks in refrigerator. This can be
used when kids need to be taken off milk; especially useful for Floppy Kid Syndrome. Can be substituted in place of milk until
scours have stopped
1.Powdered charcoal---4-6oz of charcoal for poisonings. Binds with poison to remove from the system. Follow with a
laxative. Mix with water or liquid laxative
2.Fish aquarium charcoal-- 4-6 oz for poisonings. Binds with poison to
remove form system. Follow with a laxative, mix with water or a liquid laxative
3.Charcoal bricks--*make sure has
no flame start product in it----Crush enough to have 4-6 oz for poisonings. Follow with a laxative , mix with water or a liquid
1. Valbazen (should not be used during the first 45 days of pregnancy)
2.Dexamthazone (should not be used
during the first 45 days of pregnancy)
Be CAREFUL when using ANYTHING to induce Labor.
1.Oxytocin (20u/ml)-- to tighten uterus and decrease post delivery bleeding when excessive. Can be used to stimulate milk
let down if used in very small amounts. causes contractions and helps stimulate passing of afterbirth.
Needs an RX
2.Lutalyse--can be used to bring into standing heat, induce labor, and abort
Needs an RX
to bring into standing heat
5-10mg ((1-2cc) to abort
½-2ml to induce laborUC 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
¼ cup cooking oil
½ strong cold tea (6-8 tea bags)
1tsp ground ginger
Mix it all together and drench
Mix and give this is an
1 bottle 50% Dextrose
20 cc B complex
5 cc B 12
2 cc 500mg/ml Thiamin
This will make a little
more than 500 cc of Revive. 50% Dextrose is very concentrated sugar and is metabolized instantly. Store in cool dark place.
Revive for Pregnant Does
500 ML bottle of 50% Dextrose
500 ML bottle amino acid solution (if concentrate use only 50cc)
200 ML Calcium Gluconate
20 ML B complex
Grams Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C)
5 ML B12 (3,000mcg/ml)
5 ML 500mg/ml Thiamin
1. Scarlex - Scarlex is a wound spray and it an
anti-fungal treatment as well. It works REALLY WELL for getting rid of ring worm. It works FAST ! Just spray the area that's
infected with the ringworm every day until it's healed.
2. Anti-Fungal Horse Shampoo - just bath your goat in this
shampoo as directed on bottle directions.
3.Anti-Fungal Ointment. Apply as directed on container.
2.An internal parasite medicine and followed up on two consecutive days with Benzyl Benzoate as a topical application.
The latter application has a sickly sweet smell which wears off after a few days.
1.Blackberry Leaves--cures scours almost instantly
walk your goats up to the bushes and let them nibble.
Rose hips are also a really good source of Vitamin C.
#30--a homeopathic cure--3 pills 2X day
3.Spectam Scour Halt (normally used for Swine) - follow directions on label
4.Birch Leaves--a natural cure for phenobarbitol--found in press board etc.If you have a goat that is weak or won't
eat, try this:
1/2 milk replacer powder
1 Tblsp Pro Bios powder
1/2 C alfalfa pellets
1/4 C crushed 20%
protein pellet or range cube
1/4 C flax seed
1/2 C oatmeal (Quaker)
1/4 C cornmeal
1 pt fresh/frozen blackberries
water to moisten to thick paste
Makes 1 qt. (Refrigerate)
Combine dry ingredients. Add blackberries (thawed) &
water to form balls. Hand feed 1/2 C serving every hour until appetite returns. (Serve room temp, so berries are MOST palatable.)
Bose-- given for selenium deficiency
Give k 1cc/40lbs twice a year sq or IM
2.Ese- given for selenium deficiency
3.Muse--given for selenium deficiency
*Please note the dosage per weight
on numbers 1. 2, and 3. An overdose will KILL
on Web look up Wing Chun (martial arts). There's a list of ingredients for Dit Da Jow linament. It takes about 6 months
to brew before you can use it, better after a year or 10 years, but it works better than Absorbine or most anything else I've
tried. After it's brewed, I decant into a 12 oz glass jar and add 20 drops peppermint essential oil, 10 drops Wintergreen
oil, and 2 tsp. DMSO (from feed store). This helps penetration, peppermint is anesthetic, wintergreen restores circulation.
You cannot overdose with this.
Use it for yourself to. Stops migraines, muscle spasm, bruising, bone pain, etc. Topical
antiinflammatory so it won't bother stomach.
STOMACH AND GUT MEDICINES
1. Banamine-(flumeglumine) used for fever, smooth muscle relaxant, pain
reliever and to stimulate the gut.
*Always take temp prior to giving, if temp is low do NOT give.
Needs an RX for
2.Pepto Bismol- for scours
Dose-2cc every 4-6 hours for newborns
5cc for older goats
Give with probios
3. Spectrum scour halt- follow directions on label. Follow with probios
Dose for scours-1cc/10lbs
4.Oral ruminant gel(probios, fast track)- Give after antibiotic therapy, treatment for
diarrhea and gut related problems-----helps replace the normal flora of the gut.
Follow the instructions on the package.
5. MOM (milk of magnesium)-for constipation, impactions, toxic reactions including poisoning and FKS (floppy kid syndrome).
Dose - oral drench 15cc/60lbs
6.Mineral oil- give for constipation, impactions, toxic reactions including poisoning
Dose - oral drench 1oz/30lbs
*Caution has no taste---can flavor to decrease the chance of getting into the
Can also be used for ear mites by placing 2-4 drops in ear canal.
7. Cooking oil-can be used in place of
8. Gas X, phazyme (or generic brands)- used for bloat
Dose --1-2 caps (puncture cap with a needle and
squirt medicine out ) give every 2-4 hours.
9.Tagamet- Used for gut related pain and problems. Helps sooth.
½ tablet of 200mg tablet. Give 1 a day for 3-5 days.
10. Plain yogurt- to help replace the normal flora in the rumen
after rumen problems like bloat and after giving antibiotics.
Dose--give about ¼ cup 2-3 times a day for 3-5 days.
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)- for regular rumen care. Leave out free choice. For emergency treatment for bloat.
1 T in 30cc water and drench.
12.Ginger- To sooth stomach and intestines.
13.Slippery elm--stops diarrhea
and coats the stomach and intestines.
14. Beer (dark malt is better)- for bloat give one can.
VITAMINS AND MINERALS
1.Thiamine--treats listeria and polio
Needs an RX
Dose--500mg IM first dose, first day
250mg second dose ,
For listeria--4.5cc/lb TID
2.Vitamin B12--for anemia , stress, appetite stimulant
Needs an RX
qod time 3 doses
(1000-2000mcq sq for adults)
3.Redcell- is a vitamin /iron supplement.
*there is 2 kinds,
one made from animal byproducts and one from vegetables
Can buy over the counter
Dose 3ccqd time 1 weeks orally
B complex--for debilitated animal, those with enteritis, those which will not eat. It helps to soothe the intestinal linings,
and stimulates the appetite.
Can buy over the counter
Dose --5-6ccsq for adults
5.Vitamin E-- 300iu/kid IM
6.Vitamin C--to help acidify the urine
Dose 250mg qd
gluconate 10%(100mg/ml)--use for milk fever, pregnancy toxemia, ketosis.
Must be given IV only….caustic to tissue
if given IM or sq.
Give 5-15mg IV over 10mins.
8.Nutri drench--Used for stressed, weak animals
Dose--1T every day for 2-3 days
10.Sweetlix - a loose mineral to feed
11. Fastrack - a WONDERFUL loose mineral/probiotic to add to your goat's daily feed. It works wonders
in ALOT of different way ! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ! To order some - ask me and I can direct you to a sales person.
1.Levamisole (Trimisol, ripercol)- Do NOT give to pregnant does
Give 2 tablets/100lbs (3.5mg/lb) or 1oz/100lbs--5mg/lb
2.Fenbendazole(pancur, safeguard) --administer 7mg/ib--3times horse dose per weight for cestodes
Give 6times horse dose for lung worms
3.Mebendazole (telmin)- 10mg/lb
Approximately 2 times the
horse dose for weight
4.Pyrantel (strongid)-- 12mg/lb
5.Ivermectin (ivomec)- get injection form but give orally
6.Albendazole (valbazen)--1cc/10lbs orally
7.cydectin--give 1cc/22-25lbs orally
8.Thiabendazote (TBZ)--1oz/100lbs ((3g/100lbs)
Can be used during pregnancy
daily at the rate of 0.44g/100lbs--or 25lb sack per 1 ton of feed.
10.Holistic Wormer - From Molly's (on Fias Co Farms),
or Hoeggar Supply, or Govero Farms, etc. Instructions ~ doseage according to brand / package label
Safeguard paste- 25gram paste 10% (100mg/1g) 22cc syringe.
1 syringe worms 1100lbat2.3mg/lb
So 4.6mg/lb=550lbs 1cc=25lbs
So for three times the dose here is some basic
1.Betadine solution---for wounds
2.Iodine (mild) for minor wounds
5. Listerine--dilute in water for mouth wounds.
6. Neosporin (or
generic)---antibiotic ointment . Used for scraps and small wounds. Apply as you would a human