Chrissy the Goat


Chrissy came to us back in July 2014 in very poor condition. She’s an older girl being over 8 years which is all we know. She’s a pure bred Saanen doe.

turmeric-for-animalsChrissy had a very bad mite condition which her owners had been treating with no luck with a mite powder. She needed fixing from the inside as well (ie. getting her inner health back on track).

turmeric-for-animalsChrissy was also very stiff when she walked and was very slow to get up out of bed.

So I had a chat with Doug and I started her on Dectomax injections as well as automatically putting her on Turmeric. She had 4 Dectomax injections over a 2 month time frame.

She started a diet of 1 cup Maxi Soy (horse feed pre-soaked) with 1 teaspoon of Mega min, 1 cup of steam flaked Barley or pre-soaked whole barley and I added Lucerne chaff as well. PLUS I gave her 1 good teaspoon of her Turmeric paste and I fed her this twice daily plus good pasture until she improved.

turmeric-for-animalsNow she is fat and healthy and on her once a day feeds.

turmeric-for-animalsThis is Chrissy today, healthy and happy and she loves her turmeric.

turmeric-for-animals(Images & story by Beverly Finnigan)

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Written by Doug English BVSc
From a pioneering farming family in Malanda, Atherton Tableland, North Queensland, Australia. After high school in Cairns I attended Gatton Agricultural College to study agriculture and after graduation went on to the University of Queensland Veterinary Science faculty where I graduated in 1974 and went into rural practice at Moree NSW. Then I did a few years with the South Australian Department of Agriculture as a livestock advisor mainly involved in the eradication of Brucellosis and tuberculosis in the cattle herds. This was followed by about 20 years in mixed farm/equine/pets at Wyong, NSW Central Coast, then managed a large thoroughbred stud at Scone (Kia-Ora) before returning back to Cairns, North Queensland to have my own mixed practice on the Northern Beaches for around 15 years. Now living on the Gold Coast in a farm/equine practice and researching turmeric growing and manufacturing health products from this wonderful plant.