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Could your goat feed kill your LGD?

Discussion in 'Livestock Guardians' started by elevan, Jul 8, 2011.

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    elevan

    elevan Critter Addict ♥ Moderator Moderator

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    I just ran across this article and thought I'd share with everyone but especially for those who have DOGS as their livestock guardian.
    Please note - I am just sharing this article. I don't utilize LGDs (I use a llama) and found this article while looking for something else entirely. I thought it would be interesting reading for those who utilize an LGD and could possibly provide fodder for a good discussion.

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    carolinagirl

    carolinagirl Ridin' The Range

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    wow! Never even considered that sheep/goat feed could be toxic to a dog. I'll be sure to watch for that. thanks!
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    helmstead

    helmstead Goat Mistress

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    YES...as a matter of a fact, a very good friend of mine's LGD puppy enjoyed eating medicated pellets with his goat friends, and died from it after prolonged ingestion.

    NO single stomached animal should have access to medicated goat or sheep feeds. This is also true for chickens and especially equids.
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    elevan

    elevan Critter Addict ♥ Moderator Moderator

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    Thanks for that helmstead. The article is about cottonseed meal but medicated feed is a good thing to avoid in the instance too.
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    ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Alpaca Master

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    Also medicated feed is bad for camelids (llamas and alpacas).
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    ksj0225 Ridin' The Range

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    :he :he :he

    Crap, so any ideas how to keep my dogs out of my goat feed??? We feed medicated and I'm not sure about the cottonsead...
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    elevan

    elevan Critter Addict ♥ Moderator Moderator

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    Same way I keep my llama out of it...feed in separate areas - feed only what they will eat without leftovers - and remove any leftovers that they do leave.

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