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tattycat

  • Joined Nov 2013
what to do for possible ketosis?
« on: May 12, 2015, 09:25:46 am »
She's  been getting  molassas...what else....
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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: what to do for possible ketosis?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2015, 10:25:14 am »
Ketos-Aid or Ceto-Phyton drench. Possibly Calcium too (Calciject injections). Preferably Combivit injections too (5ml into the muscle) - to stimulate appetite.

Give her any treats she will have - fruit, veg, bananas are good, oatcakes, toast with honey, her own milk, try oats, shreds, sheep mix or her usual goat mix. Branches (willow, raspberries, brambles, whatever else is out where you are), weeds from the garden - docks, dandelion, nettles, thistles... try some ivy branches (not the flowers or berries, just snip them off)...

A rumen stimulant (as a drench) would also be beneficial if she has stopped chewing her cud.

fiestyredhead331

  • Joined Sep 2012
  • NW Highlands
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Re: what to do for possible ketosis?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2015, 02:34:45 pm »
we have Ketol aka sheep wine, looks like over diluted ribena  ???
keeper of goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys, dogs, cats, goldfish and children, just don't ask me which is the most work!

tattycat

  • Joined Nov 2013
Re: what to do for possible ketosis?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2015, 04:53:47 pm »
 OK.  She's  had armfuls of raspberry and willow. Plenty of ivy and some brambles.  Yogurt on her nose ( :roflanim:).not pleased!! More molasses and I've  just left her nibbling on some barley, alfalfa,  and seaweed! :fc:
I hope we've  cracked it......was looking out the door too earlier..... :fc:
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Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: what to do for possible ketosis?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2015, 06:15:18 pm »
 :fc:
When mine are a bit down I give them 'Readygrass' or 'Justgrass', (bags of quick dried grass from the feed merchant).
But looking at the Fias farm website they need higher calories?

tattycat

  • Joined Nov 2013
Re: what to do for possible ketosis?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2015, 07:37:08 pm »
Yay!! She's eating nd chewing her cud!!! Delighted!! Never kidding again though....doesn't  really need to as she comes into milk herself in the spring!
Soo pleased. Thanks for all your help. :hug:
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Smallholding Weekends  in rural Ireland.
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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: what to do for possible ketosis?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2015, 09:19:44 pm »
Good news!  :thumbsup:

Keep an eye on it though, can happen again anytime...

 

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