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There are many different medicines available on the market. Each medicine comes with a set of instructions and it is very important to follow these. If the correct procedure is not followed, the medicine may not work, your goat will not get better and you will have wasted your money.
Basic requirements and routine procedures
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How you use medicines varies quite considerably. For example, it is important that an animal receives the correct dose of a medicine. The dose may be worked out on the size and weight of the goat.
Some medicines need to be given on more than one occasion to ensure the treatment is effective, while others only need to be used once.
Different medicines also need to be given to the goat in different ways, for example, they can be given orally by drenching, by injection under the skin or into muscles, by application to a small area, by pouring them over the skin or by dipping.
This section deals with these matters and also, since goats can accidentally injure themselves, the safe way to treat wounds is also described.