Goats November 10, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF




Goats that lack sodium may lick dirt and show reduced growth and feed intake as well as reduced milk production. Sodium chloride can be provided free choice or mixed with the feed at 0.5-percent of the complete ration of dry matter. Either blocks or loose salt can be used. Salt is important for maintaining adequate water intake for hot summer days and urolith prevention. Additional information about salt can be found at (Sodium).

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.