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Goat Journal Special Issue: Head to Hoof Health Vol. 2
February 25, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal Special Issue 2021 — Goat Health from Head to Hoof Vol. 2 — is in homes March 18th, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for valuable stories about maintaining health and avoiding diseases — from head to hoof!

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Goat Journal March/April 2021
February 2, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Add to Favorites The March/April 2021 issue of Goat Journal is in homes on February 18th, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for …

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1st Annual Goat Giveaway
March 7, 2021 · · Giveaways

March 8-21, enter to win a goat prize package worth nearly $200!

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Kidding War Stories

We considered ourselves kidding veterans when our herd queen Equinox went into her third kidding. When we noticed she was in active labor, we sat with her and waited to greet her newest additions.

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Do Female Goats Have Horns? Busting 7 Goat-Keeping Myths
March 4, 2021 · · Kids' Corner

Do female goats have horns? And does all goat milk taste bad? The more educated people become about the myths and truths of goats, the more we can all love these animals and their antics.

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It’s Written on Goats’ Faces
March 3, 2021 · · Ownership

Do goats’ faces express their feelings? And do they recognize ours? Animal behavior researchers are busy finding out. So far, we have evidence of how subtle and sensitive goats can be.

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The Basics of Caring for Goats
March 1, 2021 · · Health

When building a herd health program from the ground up, beginning with the basics of caring for goats is best. One needs to consider the basics of the environment for the herd, their nutrition program, hoof care, and fiber care.

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Health Hazards from Broken and Missing Teeth
February 25, 2021 · · Health

Dental issues in aging goats are something to be aware of. Broken and worn teeth can cause a host of problems, so the goat owner needs to better understand an animal’s ability to gather, eat, and digest their food.

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5 Common Illnesses Within a Goat’s Nose
February 25, 2021 · · Health

Many goat illnesses begin with telltale signs in a goat’s nose and nasal passage. A runny nose can escalate quickly, turning into an upper respiratory condition or even pneumonia.

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Blindness in Goats: 3 Common Causes
February 25, 2021 · · Health

When it comes to herd health, keeping a watchful eye can prevent common diseases such as listeriosis, polio, and chlamydia from causing blindness in goats.

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Meningeal Worms and Goats
February 25, 2021 · · Health

Meningeal worms are a parasite that primarily lives in the digestive systems of white-tailed deer. Brain worms transmit to other, less-resistant hosts, often resulting in behavioral changes, weakness, and death in infected animals.

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What to Do for a Goat Horn Injury
February 25, 2021 · · Health

Horns crack, chip, and break. Depending on where in the horn structure this occurs, a goat horn injury can range be unremarkable to life-threatening.

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