Watermelon seed tea for U.Calculi???

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I was pseaking to the breeder who I purchased my goats from last week about U.Calculi. I mentioned purchasing some Ammonium C. She said a vet told her to gather up watermelon seeds and dry them. Then when needed, boil them into a tea and give to a wether to dissolve his stones. Sounds too easy to me. Every hear of this?

Wendy Hannum SE Ohio

-- Wendy Hannum (wendy@skywardinternet.com), August 18, 2002


If the wether already has stones you don 't want to waste any time experimenting. Now if the wether did not have stones yet, it would be another story...

-- Rebekah (daniel1@itss.net), August 19, 2002.

My wether isn't showing any trouble, I just wondered if anyone else had ever heard of this, especially since a vet familiar with goats gave the advice.

Thanks Rebekka.

-- Wendy Hannum SE Ohio (wendy@skywardinternet.com), August 24, 2002.

Haven't heard of the watermelon seeds, but I've used Fruit Fresh on a buck who had UC and had to have the tip of his hoosiwatsit cut off. Drenched him with a tablespoon of the Fruit Fresh dissolved in 1 ounce of water 3 times a day for the first week, once a day for the next, and then after that I started adding an acidifyer made from citrus acid into his water. He's been fine ever since. If watermelon seeds have a high acid content, might work in the same manner.

-- Krista (outlaw@srcaccess.net), September 09, 2002.

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