Hay Testing - Mid-Northwest-Central Indiana
Keith Johnson 494-4800
If you are looking for someplace to get your hay tested, check with your local Extension Office. Links can be found on the Resources page (when they get done).
Prohibit (levamasole) Dosage
BE SURE TO DOSE ACCORDING TO THE WAY YOU MIXED THE PROHIBIT SOLUTION. If you mix according to standard solution instructions, you'll dose in ounce increments. If you mix according to drench solution instructions, you must dose in the ml increments.
We use the Concentrated Drench Solution Instructions because the amount given contains much less water and thus is a smaller amount and the chance of getting the goat to actually swallow active ingredient is much higher.
For use with 20 mL Automatic Syringe. (we use single syringes with dose attachments). Place the contents of each packet in a standard household measuring container and add water to the 17 1/2 fl oz level. Swirl until dissolved. Give 2 mL per 50 lb body weight.
Weight Drench Dosage Packet Treats (ml is same as cc)
50 lb 2 ml 256 head
100 lb 4 ml 128 head
150 lb 6 ml 84 head
200 lb 8 ml 64 head
Each 52 gm packet contains 46.8 g of levamisole hydrochloride activity. These instructions are included on each packet of Prohibit.
Steve's Goat Milk Recipe
- 5 CUPS MILK (2% is ok)
- 1 CAN MILNOT (12 ounce)
- 1 CUP BUTTERMILK (can be reconstituted powder)
Diatamaceous Earth (DE)
Until recently we did not have any direct evidence of how well the DE was working, we just know that once we started using it, we had many goats that we did not have to deworm and we only had to deworm a couple of times a year for any of the others. Last January we changed manufactures of our pelleted feed and they did not have DE available. So our goats were fed feed without DE from January through April 24. By April, we found over half of our herd had to be dewormed. Since that, we've changed manufacturers because we don't have the time or the money to spend on all those dewormers.
We use 20 to 21 lbs of diatamaceous earth per ton of feed.
Whitening Show Chickens
Wash in vinegar water with 2 drops of bluing agent
Wash in glycerin-water solution