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Other Feed Additives

At times you may want to include some other feed additives in a ration to maintain the health of your goats.

For herds that are prone to urinary calculi, you can add ammonium chloride to prevent the disease. Another common practice is to add a coccidiostat to the ration to prevent as well as control coccidiosis. Common additives used to prevent coccidiosis include Rumensin, Bovatec or Deccox (decoquinate).

Lastly, no matter what the ration, be sure to provide enough feeder space for all the goats to eat. Plan for at least 1 foot of feeder space for each goat. You will also want to either cover feeders or make them high enough that the goats cannot jump into them. And, don't forget to clean feeders and waterers on a regular basis.