Posted by melissa on April 13, 2001 at 21:12:07:
In Reply to: Re: Antibiotics?orPenicillin? posted by Michael on April 13, 2001 at 18:47:01:
A BIG WORD OF CAUTION---overuse of antibiotics can create serious problems. I quit keeping antibiotics on hand and using them routinly when I nearly lost a bitch to a uterine infection.I also have a human child who has a permanant ear infections because of over prescribed antibiotics.
You can create low level resistnat infections
Get into a good working realtionship with a vet. Mine will send me home with whatever he thinks I need and not charge me for the consult only the drugs. He has taught me how to take samples for testing and I try to test any stubborn infections to be sure we are using a drug that will affect it.
For me a better tactic is to do whatever I can to boost the immune system on my animals. Dr Pitcairn has a great book on holistic animal care.
Plus if you are eating meat or milk from these goats do you really want alot of drugs in their system? Just me .02
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