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Good information for those of us with goats

Posted by on January 13, 2015

Those of use that raise goats and sheep have a lot to be careful of but unless you’ve had to face this you probably didn’t even know it could happen to your favorite wether, buck, or ram. But Bladder Stones, also known as Urinary Calculi, can be deadly if not identified and treated quickly. The recommended treatment is to use Ammonium Chloride (which is in a lot for mineral and feed mixes) in a heavy does to acidify the urine and dissolve the stones. The problem is that most feed stores and vets don’t seem to carry it, since it is easily found online and is cheap. That may be true but by the time you order it online and it’s delivered you will probably have an animal that suffered a painful death or was euthanized. Well I found a post that has a treatment (though it may not be 100% it did work for them when their wether was totally blocked), and the ingredients can be purchased from the local grocery store.

Goat Medical Emergency – A Close Call – BobCat Acres Times

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