Goats Prefer Calcium Drench™, 8 oz
Oral Nutrient Supplement with Calcium for use on every goat before kidding. Also provides 3.75 g of calcium plus Propylene Glycol and B-vitamins to maintain normal calcium levels and appetite following kidding.
Directions for dosing Calcium Drench™:
- Administer orally, 1 oz (30 mL) at first sign of kidding and repeat after kidding.
- Brand: Vets Plus, Inc
- Type: Supplement
- Form: Drench
- Ingredient: Calcium w/ Propylene Glycol,B Vitamins
- Size: 8 oz
"DO NOT BUY"
This drench is very bad news. I bought if for my doe who was exhibiting signs of calcium deficiency (she had quads). I gave her the recommended dose, which she absolutely hated. Flung her head around and cried out, turns out this is a normal thing according to other comments. I thought she was just being a stressed out drama queen, well the next morning she could not breath normally. Rushed her to the vet, they tubed her through her nose to open the airway in hopes of suturing the tubes in place until swelling in her airway goes down. That didn't work, so the only other options were to do some trachea implant surgery or put to sleep. At 7 years old I couldn't bear to put my poor girl through something like that, so she crossed the rainbow bridge. Come to find out this product is EXTREMELY caustic. DO NOT USE IT!
I have used this to treat ewes post lambing and find it very effective. Like most calcium drenches it doesn't taste fabulous but it you mix in some molasses, it takes the edge off.
"Works like a charm!!"
Get it back far enough when using drench gun....follow with some molasses water or water to flush down! Helped get my doe over the hump!
"goats prefer calcium drench"
My goat acted the same as the other reviewers, spit and foamed and got so stressed I quit trying. I still have some and I have one more to kid this season and if she needs it, I'll try mixing it as one person suggested, but I will find something else after she kids.
"Will save your milk goat"
This product works and fast. Just hook your milk goat up to the fence with a snap hook on her collar and give before kidding when she is slowing down in moving around and is just a few hours from having the 1st kid. My nannies got strength back really quick. I also give a dose the next day and they do really well. It is better than losing a wonderful Nubian milk goat that gives about 1 gallon a day.
"Caustic--Do not use"
When I gave this to my doe, she shook her head violently. Some of the Goats Prefer Calcium Drench splashed onto a cut on my arm. It stung so terribly that it brought tears to my eyes. I feel so bad that I put this caustic solution in my goat's mouth.
"Fastest Calcium Supplement"
"Been raising goats for about 10 years now and this is the easiest way to get good calcium into my ""ladies"" pre and post kidding. I agree with the other reviewers, they HATE the taste straight out of the bottle, but the benefits outweigh the nasty ... My secret is to make a full drench cocktail for the girls, serve it twice a day (1/2 dose in a.m., other half at night), and follow up with a lot of loving (brushing, petty, scratching and horse cookies!). I mix 1 oz Calcium Drench with 3 - 6 oz Power Punch or Red Cell, 3 - 6 oz Powerade (NOT sugar free, and mine prefer blue), and 1 - 2 oz Molasses. We mix well, make sure we have a pocket full of apple horse cookies, hold their heads up (I do it by myself with no problem), make sure the drench tube (metal) goes back behind their back teeth and past the crest of their tongue so there is minimum ""tasting"" and followup slinging and slobbering. Once they get over the first head shake (not like you get if you only drench with Calcium by itself), I offer them a cookie and they've already forgotten about the drench. Catch, hold and repeat. Secret is remembering that the benefit outweighs the negatives! Our little buck, Rusty, gets so jealous of the attention his girls are getting that he will actually lick the drench gun end to get some! Good luck, everyone - and Happy Goats!"
I agree with the other reviewers. Our goats violently refuse to take this also.
YUK! is what my doe said when i tried to drench her with this calcium supplement. it's more concentrated, so i thought i could use less. even in such small amounts they HATE it! i'm going back to CMPK.
We were treating some goats with MFO, and ran out, and switched to this. Suddenly the same treatment became a full-on rodeo, with the goats hating the taste of this produce so much that they would throw us both all around the place. We gave our bottle away to another goat owner and she reported the same response with her goats. Goats do NOT prefer! We can't say if it worked, because we don't think we got enough into the goat to find out.
""Goats ""Don't"" Prefer""
Was anxious to use this product on my goats. Gave the first drench to a kid having trouble nursing and noticed a poor reaction but thought nothing of it. Gave the next drench to one of the does and realized the kid's reaction was not a fluke! She shook her head violently trying to get the stuff out of her mouth to the point of foaming! I won't use this product on any others. Still not sure she has forgiven me.