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Goat Journal September/October 2019
August 21, 2019 . · Magazine Previews

The September/October 2019 issue of Goat Journal is now available! Subscribe for valuable stories on breeding season, predators, 13 goat symptoms you should NEVER ignore, and more!

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Goat Medications and First-Aid Must-Haves
August 23, 2019 . · Health

Goats hurt themselves in so many ways. The medicine cabinet should include goat medications for treating external wounds like cuts, bruises, and sores. Goats may need internal first aid, too.

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Training Goats to an Electric Netting Fence

An electric netting fence is the best fencing for goats in terms of portability. And it doesn’t take long to train your animals for the electric goat fence. Here’s how to do it.

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Angelica and the Magnificent Seven
August 21, 2019 . · Ownership

Finally, after two and a half hours, this amazing mama goat had seventh healthy babies: two doelings and five bucklings. The Millers had never heard of goat septuplets, so they looked it up. Angelica had just set a new world record!

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Genetic Diversity: Examples of Mistakes Learned from Cows
August 21, 2019 . · Ownership

We have been able to improve livestock production due to their wide genetic diversity. However, looking closely, improvements in productivity have come at a heavy price of increased health issues and nutritional demands.

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The Smelly Truth About Goat Reproduction
August 20, 2019 . · Health

If you will be breeding your goats this season you should know the smelly truth about goat reproduction. More than any other animal on the farm, goats alert your nose …

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13 Goat Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Before calling your veterinarian, take note of all goat symptoms and get a temperature reading using a rectal digital thermometer.

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Top 9 Goat Predators
August 19, 2019 . · Goat Notes

Whether you are planning to build a herd or building a goat shelter, what goat predators do you need to think about? Here are the nine most serious goat predators from the least number of kills to the most with details on how to determine what predator you may be dealing with.

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Kat’s Corner: Answers about What to Feed Goats

By Katherine Drovdahl MH, CA, CR, DipHIr, CEIT, QTP Kat’s Caprine Corner answers your pressing goat questions. In this issue: What to feed goats. And will poison hemlock hurt my …

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All About Nigerian Dwarf Goats

The Nigerian Dwarf goat is a miniature goat of West African origin. Nigerian Dwarf goats are enjoying a rise in popularity due to their small size and colorful markings.

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