At his age calicrate banding is safer. Surgery has always had a high risk of bleeding to death with goats. If you do surgery, make sure she is going to stitch everything, especially the blood vessels. I've had adult bucks calicrate banded, they never acted like anything happened. In a world of ordinary people a superman is not a king. Heavy parasite loads can cause diarrhea in adult goats. Almost anything which negatively affects the proper functioning of the goat's rumen can cause scouring. NEVER feed sweet feed/horse and mule feed/textured feed/ sileage/haylage/baleage (no moisture-laden alfalfa-based products like ChaffHaye at my ranch) to goats.
Adult goats shed coccidia in feces, contaminate the environment, and infect the newborn. As infection pressure builds up in the pens, morbidity in kids born later increases. Signs include diarrhea or pasty feces, loss of condition, general frailness, and failure to grow. In . For adult goats, use 5 cc to 10 cc orally and as directed for usage in kids. Do not overdose; constipation can result. Do not stop diarrhea until you know its cause. Sometimes diarrhea is the body's way of eliminating toxins.
The adult size of a particular goat is a product of its breed (genetic potential) and its diet while growing (nutritional potential). As with all livestock, increased protein diets (10 to 14%) and sufficient calories during the prepuberty period yield higher growth rates and larger eventual size than lower protein rates and limited calories. castrating adult goats. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 17 of 17 Posts. D. DRL · Registered. Joined Mar 12, · 10 Posts. Discussion Starter • #1 • May 15, I have a male pigmy goat that is about 2 1/2 years old, and I was wondering if you can use a band for castrating a buck that old, and if so, how long should I wait to butcher that.