Goat Supply and Medication Check-List

Housing & General Equipment:

  • A really really really good fence
  • Fresh Water
  • Grain and Hay Feeders
  • Shelter
  • Bedding (dusted with Diatomaceous Earth)
  • Loose Minerals and Free-Choice Feeder
  • Baking Soda Free-Choice Feeder
  • Collars
  • Leads
  • Small Dish Pan, Water, Bleach, Old Towels for Disinfecting Equipment

Grooming:

  • Scissors
  • Brush
  • Baby Wipes
  • Hair Clippers
  • Hoof Trimmers, Sharp Knife, File and Pick
  • Dawn Dish Liquid (if you just HAVE to wash a goat, rinse well)

First Aide & Wound Care:

  • Baking Soda (to restore rumen pH)
    • 1 tsp orally for kids, 1 Tbls for adults (either dry or mixed with liquid and given as a drench) I also offer a Free-Choice Feeder
  • Milk of Magnesia (for constipation or bloat)
    • 2.5 cc orally per 10# four times daily for up to two days
  • Pepto-Bismol (to treat scours)
    • 2 cc orally every six hours – treat with PROBIOS
  • Children’s Aspirin (for pain, fever and inflammation)
    • 1 81 mg tablet orally per 10# (crush mix with liquid)
  • Children’s Benadryl (for allergies, stings, runny noses and cough)
    • 5 cc orally kids, 10 cc adults
  • Mineral Oil (a few drops in each ear for mite control)
  • Digital Thermometer (2) *Normal Temperature ranges from 101.5-103.5
  • Vaseline
  • Q-tips
  • Tube / Feeding Kit
  • Drench Syringe
  • PROBIOS (after antibiotics, scours, stress or travel)
    • 5 g orally per day = 1 rounded teaspoon
  • Nutrient and Energy Drench (nutrient supplement)
    • 3 cc orally per 10# no more than 3 times a day
  • Electrolytes (for dehydration) follow manufactures dosage
  • Activated Charcoal (for poisoning and toxicity) follow manufactures dosage
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Peroxide
  • Alcohol (liquid and prep wipes)
  • Witch Hazel
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Betadine
  • Neosporin
  • Diaper Rash Ointment (for small abrasions)
  • Hemorrhoid Cream (for swelling and topical inflammation)
  • Blood Stop (Clotting) Powder
  • Super Glue
  • Gauze and Bandage Tape
  • Feminine Sanitary Pads
  • Duct Tape
  • Blunt Bandage Scissors
  • Sharp Surgical Scissors
  • Disposable Razors (to clean around wounds)
  • 7% Iodine
  • Blu-Kote
  • Terramycin Eye Ointment (for pink-eye and eye injuries)

Vitamin, Minerals, Vaccines and Wormers  

  • Health Records, Clipboard and Pen
  • 20 ga. 1/2 inch Needles
  • 18 ga. 1 inch Needles
  • Syringes (3cc, 6cc, 12cc, 20cc & 60cc)
  • CD/T Vaccine OTC – Refrigerate
    • Two 2 cc doses IM or SQ (regardless of weight) again 3-4 weeks later – Annual Booster (One 2 cc dose)
      • Pregnant does should receive their booster 4 weeks prior to kidding
      • Kids from properly vaccinated does at 5-6 weeks of age again 3-4 weeks later
      • Breeding Bucks should receive their booster 30 days before breeding season
  • Pasteurella (Pneumonia) Vaccine OTC – Refrigerate
    • 2 cc SQ again 2-4 weeks later – annual booster
      • First vaccination should be given after 4 months of age
      • Pregnant does should receive their booster 4 weeks prior to kidding
  • Penicillin G Procaine OTC – Refrigerate
    • 1 cc IM per 20# daily not to exceed 4 consecutive days
  • Bio-Mycin 200 (Antibiotic used for hoof rot/scald, pink-eye, also effective for respiratory infections) OTC
    • 1 cc SQ per 20# daily for a minimum of 5 days
      • When treating Pink-Eye you can also put a few drops directly in eyes which do not have open ulcers
  • Fortified B Vitamin Complex – Injection (for Thiamine B1 – 100 mg per ml) OTC
    • 1 cc IM per 25 #
      • Pregnant does 4 weeks prior to kidding
      • Every 6 months to prevent Thiamine deficiency
  • Vitamin ADE & B12 Gel follow manufactures dosage
  • Selenium & Vitamin E Gel for Goats follow manufactures dosage
  • Ivermectin 1% Injectable – Administered Orally (does not kill tapeworms or liver flukes) OTC 
  • Safeguard OTC
    • .06 cc per 25#
  • Di-Methox/Sulfadimethoxine  (for prevention and treatment of Coccidiosis)
    • Mix 107 g packet with 3 cups warm water –dissolve
    • 1 cc orally per 5# day one, 1 cc orally per 10# days 2, 3, 4 & 5
      • Stuff tastes foul, add sweetener to encourage goats to take drench
  • MFO Solution – Administered Orally (to treat hypocalcemia mainly in pregnant or lactating does) OTC
    • Check with your vet for dosage
  • Tetanus Antitoxin OTC – Refrigerate
    • 1.5 cc kid, 2 cc adult
  • CD Antitoxin (enterotoxemia treatment – will require CD/T re-vaccination and again 3-4 weeks later) OTC – Refrigerate
    • 1 cc per 10# every 12 hours
  • Epinephrine (In case of shock when administering other medications) Rx Only
  • Small portable cooler and ice pack for carrying refrigerated vaccines to the goat area
  • Vet’s Phone Number

*ALWAYS consider bio-security; yours and your animals’.  Wear gloves, clean and disinfect tools and equipment after each use.  Properly dispose of contaminated gloves, swabs, needles, and used bandages…ect.  If there is a chance of infection run off while cleaning wounds you may consider dousing the ground with a bleach solution.  Some bacteria can live in the soil and infect other animals.

I am not a vet and a first time goat (Nigerian Dwarf) owner to boot; I have compiled this list from several books and online research.  Please, please be careful when administering any medication.  Check and double-check dosages and administering technique.

 

 IM – Intramuscular 

 SQ – Subcutaneous

 

 Common fluid conversions:

 1 ml = 1 cc

1 tsp = 5 ml

1 Tbsp = 3 teaspoons = 15 ml

2 Tbsp = 1 fl oz

1 oz = 30 ml

4 Tbsp = 1/4 Cup = 2 oz

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