Re: Bloat Article Revisited

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Posted by goat mom on December 05, 2002 at 19:30:38:

In Reply to: Bloat Article Revisited posted by GoatWorld on December 05, 2002 at 16:05:58:

Hello Gary-I find tubing is a very dangerous process. If your not well informed or experinced,I just dont do it any more.Yes I did kill a couple of babys, But not over blote, I did tube some weak kids and do not recomend it.I think tubing by a learned vet might be ok.This is only my humble openion. Some where,on one of the goat links there is a great tubing article, I will post it if I can find it in all my print outs. It tells you just how to do it in great detail.The main factor is speed with blote, they die very fast.You must have all the necessary items right at your fingertips. The oil and saline water given with a baster is the fastest and the best way, at least that worked for me, these were 2 -3 month old kids that got in the alfalfa field next door.The older goats that I have lost to blote were found the next day and I didnt get a chance to try to save them. most of my loses have been my fault. Over feeding or drastic change of feed. I keep free choice -baking soda- 12-12 minerals with copper added-some black oil sunflower seeds- carrots and apples as treats .The more I keep my goats on a natural brouse,alfalfa, lots of excercize, they have been doing so much better.O/t Hows your weather around there??? goat mom

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