Post Number: 83
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|Posted on Saturday, October 15, 2005 - 06:22 pm: |
Soy is even worse. Milk replacers with soy protein are notorious for causing fatal bloat. All kid milk replacers are made with cow's milk. Have you tried the formula on the Article's Page, you can find it under Kids and Kidding. It is made with Whole milk, Evaporated milk (not sweetened condensed) and Buttermilk. You can often find canned goats milk in the canned milk section of the grocery store. Or try (human) baby formula with no soy. Some small animal vets may carry Esbilac formula for puppies that is made with goat's milk. Be absolutely sure to hold the bottle with the nipple facing down and pretty close to the floor (where his dam's teat would be). When he gets into the correct position to nurse this closes the esophagus to the rumen and routes the milk into the abomasum where it belongs. If milk goes into the rumen it can really give them an upset tummy. Give small frequent meals like his dam would too.
Goat 911 Capri Medic
tabatha (Unregistered Guest)
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|Posted on Saturday, October 15, 2005 - 04:04 pm: |
I have an orphaned goat who seems intolerant to cows milk.We are in a very remote area and noone within 100s ok k's sells goats milk.We have access to nursing doe but she has very little milk.He was given a little of that and did a little better.We are desperate and wondered if he could be tried on watered down soy for a few days until we can get something sent up, like baby formula goat milk?????I havent encountered this problem before so have no idea what to do.He is slowly fading.We are keeping his energy up with watermelon which he adores.