Keep BoSe a Selenium/Vita E supplement in the kit. It doesn't need to be refrigerated and must be obtained from the vet. This is used to prevent white muscle disease in areas of the country that are selenium deficient. I live in a selenium deficient area . Too much selenium is toxic and too little can also cause death due to weakness of muscles ... including the heart. You might want to check with your vet before supplementing with selenium. give the newborn kids 1/2cc of the BoSe and the doe 1cc SQ per 100 lbs body weight. Put each of the medications with the syringe in a zip bag. That way you don't accidentally mix up a syringe with a different medication. This helps keep them clean too ... especially out in the barn!
keep Oxytocin in the kit and give the doe 2cc IM just after they have delivered their last kid to prevent her from retaining the placenta. Oxytocin is a hormone produced naturally by the doe that causes the uterus to contract. I have not had any trouble with retained placentas since starting the habit of giving the doe the Oxytocin at the end of delivery. If a doe is having a very slow unproductive labor, I'll give her the 2cc shot to speed up the delivery and make the contractions productive. If I give her the shot during labor, I do not give her more after delivery. A small dose (1/2cc IM) can also help a doe let down her milk
keep Lutalyse in the kit and give the doe 1 to 2cc IM only if they have retained their placenta. This natural hormone will cause them to cycle and clean out their uterus. It is a little harsh, but effective ... and much better than a retained placenta decomposing inside of them ... causing all sorts of problems!
have Penicillin in the fridge just in case I have to assist with a difficult delivery by entering the doe to help position or pull a kid during delivery. I give 6cc SQ or IM to prevent infection. use the kind of syringe that the needles screw onto instead of push onto. This keeps the needle more secure when administering medications. I prefer using 18 gauge 3/4 inch needles for the goats.
keep a bottle of Alcohol in the kit to sterilize things like the small scissors that I use to trim the navel cord to about 2 inches ... if it tears off too long when the kid is being born. Be careful not to trim the cord too short. I keep a bottle of the Iodine and small cup to dip the newborn kid's navel cord into to prevent bacteria and germs from entering the cord.