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Helpful items to have around!
 
List of supplies every goat owner should have:
 
  • Orange handled goat/sheep hoof trimmers: These are made for trimming hooves and are very sharp and last a long time.
  • Blood stop powder: In case a goat gets cut, or you trim too much off of the hoof and it bleeds. Also good for when you disbud.
  • 20 gauge needles and 3-6 cc syringes: For giving shots or measuring medicines or dewormers. Use 18 gauge needles to draw out thick medicines but use the 20 gauge to give the shot.
  • A extra cabinet: For medicines that don't need to be cold. Make sure to keep out of reach of children. A lock is a good idea.
  • A shelve in the fridge: For medicines that need to be kept cold. Keep it off limits to anything else.
  • Small toolbox: Comes in handy when giving shots, deworming, or trimming hooves. Simply put what you need in it and take it out to the barn, no more juggling bottles and needles.
  • A sharp knife or cutters: For cutting strings off of hay and general use around the barn. Comes in very handy.
  • Buckets: To clean up left over afterbirth and/or dead kids. The plastic ones are easy to clean out with hot water and soap after each use.
  • Barn Lime: To put down in pens after they have been cleaned out and before bedding is added. Also good in the winter to reduce slipping in snow and ice.
  • Vet wrap: If a goat is injured and needs a bandage.
  • C & D antitoxin: To treat overeating disease.
  • CD/T or Covexin 8: To prevent overeating disease and tetanus. Covexin 8 doesn't sting as much as CD/T and covers more diseases.
  • Tetanus antitoxin: To use if a goat is poked or cut by a rusty nail, wire ect.
  • 1% Strong Iodine: Use on cuts and wounds to prevent infection. Also can be used after disbudding a kid, make sure it doesn't get into the eyes. Dip navel cord of newborn kids to prevent navel ill infection.
  • Disposible gloves: If you have to handle dead kids, help with birthing or for general clean-up.
  • Flashlight: In case of a nighttime birth out in the field or power outage.
  • Heated bucket: To prevent water from freezing in winter.
  • Camera: Handy when kids are born, nothing cuter then a newborn kid!