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Goat Journal September/October 2022
July 29, 2022 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal September/October 2022 is in homes August 18th, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for great stories on deep bedding, goat breeding behavior, and external parasites. PLUS: 10 tips for successful goat ultrasounds!

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Goat Journal Goat Care Giveaway
June 23, 2022 · · Giveaways

Enter for your chance to be one of 5 winners to win this package valued at $105!

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Goat Journal is 100 Years Old! Celebrate by Entering our Giveaway.
December 30, 2021 · · Giveaways

Enter our giveaway contest now! New prizes announced here every month.

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Raising Baby Goats in Cold Weather
September 21, 2022 · · Goat Notes, Members Only

When it comes to baby goats in cold weather, the important thing to remember is that they are not equipped for extreme temperatures.

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Beware Toxic Woes
September 21, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

A goat may not ingest much of a single toxin, but even small amounts can have negative impacts not immediately noticeable to the naked eye.

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Forages That Help, Forages That Harm
September 21, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

Pasture management for goats is an ongoing process. Taking an active role, you can make the most of nutrients accessible to your herd.

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Trees to Plant (or Avoid) for Goats
September 21, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

Over 700 plants in North America are considered toxic and can make goats sick. It’s worth noting what trees you might find regionally or specifically on your property.

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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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Preparing Goats for Fall and Winter
September 20, 2022 · · Health

Whether you have a cold hardy breed or not, fall and winter aren’t quite as carefree for our four-legged organic lawn mowers. Steps can and should be taken for making them healthier and more comfortable for the colder climates.

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Meningeal Worms and Goats
September 14, 2022 · · Health

Meningeal worms are a parasite that primarily lives in the digestive system of white-tailed deer; however, brain worms can transmit to less-resistant hosts, including; moose, caribou, and domestic livestock. In other animals, meningeal worms cause behavioral changes, weakness, and death in infected animals.

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Preventing and Treating Coccidiosis in Goats
September 14, 2022 · · Health

If you see diarrhea among your goat herd — especially among the kids — then it’s likely that your animals are suffering from coccidiosis. Coccidiosis in goats is both common and easily prevented. Treated, it’s minor. Untreated, it can kill young animals and have lifelong health effects on survivors.

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Lice, Mites, Fleas, and Ticks
September 14, 2022 · · Health

Goats are like any other farm species for fleas, ticks, mites, and lice — they have ‘em. So, what’s a goat owner to do?

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Barber Poles: The Dreaded Parasite
September 14, 2022 · · Health, Members Only

The dreaded barber pole is possibly one of the most difficult parasites to manage in the goat industry. With a change in management practices and attention to detail, controlling barber poles doesn’t have to be a losing battle.

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