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Goat Journal May/June 2020
April 2, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

The May/June 2020 issue of Goat Journal arrives in-home April 23rd, but Backyard Goats Members can read it now! Subscribe for valuable stories on using Lutalyse, human pregnancy risks when raising goats, proper dairy sanitation, a Breed Profile on Nubian goats, and new ideas to use up that extra milk!

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Goat Journal Special Issue 2020 Goat Health from Head to Hoof
March 4, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

The Goat Journal Special Issue 2020 – Goat Health, from Head to Hoof – will be available for subscribers ONLY, in-home March 15th. But Backyard Goats members can read it NOW!

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The Best Goat Gestation Calculator
January 15, 2020 · · Ownership

What is the goat gestation period? Did you know that Boer goat gestation period differs from Nigerian dwarf gestation? To use this goat due date calculator, select from miniature or full-sized goats then enter the exposure date.

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Kat’s Corner: Answers about What to Feed Goats

Kat’s Caprine Corner answers your pressing goat questions. In this issue: What to feed goats. And will poison hemlock hurt my animals?

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Why Do Goats Faint?
May 23, 2020 · · Kids' Corner

Have you ever walked up to a herd of goats and wondered, “Why do goats faint?” Maybe a few of the goats dropped over with stiff legs!

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Breed Profile: Poitou Goat
May 20, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

Poitou goats are known in France as native to the Marais Poitevin, in the ancient province of Poitou, western France. A popular legend claims that goats were left by Arab warriors after their defeat in 732 at the battle of Poitiers.

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The Role of Thiamine for Goats and Other B Vitamins
May 18, 2020 · · Health

While most of the time you shouldn’t need any supplemental thiamine for goats or other B vitamins, it is a good idea to have some on hand for emergencies.

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Goat Milk for Cow Milk Protein Allergies
May 17, 2020 · · Home Dairy

In the debate between goat milk vs. cow milk, there is often the question of whether a milk protein allergy to one equals an allergy to both. In short; yes and no.

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Breed Profile: San Clemente Goats
May 16, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

Introduced in 1875 to San Clemente Island (57 square miles) from Santa Catalina Island, both of which are Channel Islands off the coast of California.

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Alpine Goat Breed Spotlight

The Alpine goat is also referred to as the French Alpine and registration papers for this dairy goat use both designations and they are synonymous. The Alpine goat is a medium- to large-size animal, alertly graceful, and the only breed with upright ears that offers all colors and combinations of colors giving them distinction and individuality.

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Poisonous Plants for Goats: Avoiding Dastardly Disasters

Do you have poisonous plants for goats on your property? Check this list then consult your extension office to find what else may be local.

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Angelica and the Magnificent Seven
May 10, 2020 · · Kids' Corner

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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Goat Worms and Other Medicine Considerations

Anyone raising goats for any length of time has had a sick animal, whether with goat worms or infections. Our primary concern is doing whatever is necessary to get the goat well, as soon as possible.

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