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Feed addtivies For Goats


Water is often one of the most overlooked aspects of livestock feeding operations.


Water is one of most important feed supplement for goat. Animals that take adequate amount of water are more likely to stay healthy as compare to others. The reason might be unfavorable environment or so. However Goat farmers should always keep a watch on the quantity and quality of water that a goat is taking. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times for all the species of livestock. Goats will often be able to supply all of their water needs through dew and lush pasture. However, it is still in their best interest to have supply of water. 

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. 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.