HOMEMADE CURES (RECIPES)
For Goats

Over the years we have learned, from ol' goat folk and from the internet, of many homemade recipes to cure many common (and some not so common) ailments afflicting our goats. These have worked for us, but we urge you to consult with your vet before trying.

SCOURS

1 Quart Water
2 tablespoons Corn Syrup
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
Bring 1 quart water to a boil. Stir in the corn syrup, salt, and baking soda. Cool. This homemade electrolyte drink should clear up scours in 2 to 3 days. Substitute this mixture for milk with bottle babies.

GOAT MILK FORMULA
(for bottle baby kids)

1 gallon Whole Milk
1 can Evaporated Milk (12 oz)
1 cup Cultured Buttermilk
Goat Nutri-Drench
Pour 4 cups of the whole milk into a container. Add the evaporated milk and butter milk. Add back as much of the whole milk (roughly 1 cup) to refill the gallon milk container. Add 1/2 teaspoon of Goat Nutri-Drench to the first bottle of the day.

Oatmeal Molasses Cookies
(Goat Treats)

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
1/2 cup molasses
2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups quick-cooking oats
Cream sugar and shortening together in a large mixing bowl. Add egg and molasses; beat well. Add sifted dry ingredients and mix well. Add vanilla then stir in oatmeal. Drop from teaspoon onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes, until done.
Makes about 4 dozen oatmeal molasses cookies.

MAGIC

1 part Corn Oil (do not substitute with canola or vegetable oil)
1 part Molasses
1 part Corn Syrup
Use this when a goat is “off.” It will provide quick energy; it will provide iron.

Coni’s Milk Replacer Formula

1 egg, ¼ cup whipping cream
1 cup non fat dry milk
3 cups water: makes 30 oz.
If you want to double it, it is 2 eggs,
1/3 cup whipping cream, 6 cups water, 2 cups nonfat dry milk.

REVIVE

1 bottle 50% Dextrose
20cc B Complex
5cc B12
2cc 500mg/ml Thiamin

This will make a little more than 500cc of Revive.

If this is intended for pregnancy toxemia does, you need to add a bottle of Amino Acid solution (not the concentrate, it has too much potassium), and 2 grams of Ascorbic Acid.
Coni's recipe for REVIVE.

CREEPER FEED

Fresh High Protein Creep Feed
Goat Pellet
Add: Diamond XP Yeast
Probios
Mineral Mix
Insuring clean water and a good quality Hay are available.

It is important for the kids to start eating the grain as soon as possible. The grain promotes rumen development because of the high production of butyric acids which assist in the vital development of the digestive tract. The butryic acid is oxidized in tissue for energy production.

MOUNTAIN LAUREL ANTIDOTE

Lard (substitute Vegetable Oil)
1 raw Egg
Beat egg with fork then add 8 ounces vegetable oil. Drench. This may have to be repeated 3 or 4 times depending on how much of the poisonous plant the goat has consumed. You have now flushed the rumen; now restart it with probios.

DIARRHEA

1 part Biosol
2 parts Pepto Bismol
Mix together. For a small kid (under 15 lbs.) we give 3cc of this mixture. For medium sized kids (to 30 lbs.) we give 6cc. For large kids (50 lbs. to 80 lbs.) we give 9cc to 12cc. For adults we give 15cc to 21cc (depending on size of goat).

PINKEYE TREATMENT

1 part Dexamethazone
1 part Gentamycin
1 part Sterile Water
Mix in a clean spray bottle. Wash the eye area with Listerine and then spray it. May have to use for a couple of days.

PET-SAFE RAT POISON

1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Baking Soda

Mix together. Place in small bowls where you notice rat/mouse traffic. Safe to use in barns with LGDs and LGCs. Also safe to use around household pets.

URINARY CALCULI

Juice of one Lemon
2 Tablespoons of Baking Soda
1 Cup of Water

Drench the buck with 20 cc, 3 times a day the first day, 2 time a day for two days, then once a day until the urine is full and steady. Keep it up, every other day, then twice a week, if the animal is confortable and has a succesful flow.

Prevention: Ammonium Chloride added to your feed.

Feet problems? Have you tried Zinc Sulfate?

10 Gallon of water
8 ounces (240 cc) of Soap
8 pounds of Zinc Sulfate

To mix, add soap (8 oz) into ten gallons of warm water. Add the Zinc Sulfate slowly to the warm soapy water, stirring the water, to get the Zinc Sulfate to dissolve in the water.

Store what is not being used in an airtight container such as bleach jug or liquid dishwashing soap bottle.

Pour the amount to be used in a container so it is as deep as the dew claws of the goats and have them stand in the solution for a minimum of 15 minutes. Change the bath with it gets dirty.

The solution is also good to use when trimming feet; you can just spray it directly on the hooves and dew claws to soak them.

Water
Zinc Sulfate
Soap
10 gallons
8 pounds
8 ounces (240 cc)
1 gallon
12.8 ounces
0.8 ounces (24 cc)

Feet problems?
Invasive Spirochetes (Spiral Anaerobic Bacteria)
Also Called Foot Warts

1 Cup Clorox
3 Cups Water
1 Package (102.4 gm) Terramycin Soluble Powder
1 Oz. Benadine

Mix together then either spray the infected foot or dip the foot in the solution.

 

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Ken and Pat Motes
Clear Creek Farms
33 South Clear Creek Road
Fall River, Tennessee 38468
Phone: (931) 852-2167
Fax: (931) 852-2168


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