Products I Recommend
Valley Vet, Jeffers Pet, and Amazon are my go-to businesses to order from online, if my local MFA does not have the item I am needing. Any recommendations given should not be a substitute for veterinary advice. Please refer to your veterinarian for any goat health questions.
DO NOT BUY THIS ON AMAZON. The red kid/lamb nipples on Amazon are cheap plastic imitations that your goat kid will bite off in the first feeding. Spend the extra money at your local feed store, Valley Vet, or Jeffers Pet and get a real Pritchard rubber nipple to bottle feed your babies with.
Rhinehart Disbudding Iron
The worst days on the farm are always disbudding days. An efficient, quality disbudding iron that gets hot and stays hot makes it easier on you and the kids. I have both the Rhinehart 1/2 inch and 3/8 inch disbudding irons. Pro tip - keep your iron resting in a metal coffee can in between procedures to keep a consistent temp.
Ivermectin is classed as a macrocylic lactone, or "clear" dewormer. I give my goats an injectable 1% Ivermectin ORALLY (yes, even though it says injectable). Goats have a very fast metabolism and injectables are processed much faster than orally delivered medications. This is not intended as veterinary advice, nor am I diagnosing your goat. I am sharing what I do.
This dewormer is safe to use for pregnant does. There are 3 different classes of wormer for goats...membrane depolarizers such as Prohibit, macrocyclic lactones such as Ivermectin, and benzimidazoles, or “white dewormers.” This is a white dewormer, meaning it is a white opaque liquid.
PetierWeit Slow Feed Hay Net
This works great for my does, I don't like it in my buck pen because my boys tend to be naughty and try to play with it and chew it. I have noticed much less hay being wasted with these hay nets. It also makes it handy to use in a temporary pen when the does are ready to kid.