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Back from the Vet: Milk Fever in Goats

Hypocalcemia can cause serious illness in pregnant and lactating does. Establishing a nutrition plan for your does through pregnancy and lactation will reduce the risk of any animals contracting milk fever.

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Katherine’s Caprine Corner November/December 2020

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers your questions about feeding alfalfa to pregnant does, toxemia and ketosis, and why feeding flaxseed is better than cottonseed.

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Wintertime Pests and Goats

Though warm sunny days may seem a more likely time to find creepy crawlies on your critters, there are several varieties of external parasites that are more prevalent in winter than summer.

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Back from the Vet: Caseous Lymphadenitis in Goats

Insidious diseases such as caseous lymphadenitis are having increasing ramifications for health and production within herds. In order to appropriately manage a goat herd for this disease, it is imperative to understand the disease process as well as the current diagnostics available.

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Back from the Vet: Rumen Disorders in Goats

The rumen is food’s first stop after being chewed and swallowed. It is populated with a large variety of microorganisms that assist in food digestion. The health of the rumen, and its microbes, are essential for the health of the animal.

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Katherine’s Caprine Corner July/August 2020

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers reader questions about goat allergies, weaning kids, and preparing bucks for breeding season.

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Katherine’s Caprine Corner May/June 2020

Katherine Drovdahl MH CR CA CEIT DipHIr QTP answers reader questions about staph on udders, investing in higher-quality goats, and turning goats out to new pastures.

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Back from The Vet: Antibiotic Use in Goats

Antibiotics have been, and continue to be, a hot button item. Their use, especially in livestock, is becoming increasingly more controversial. As concern for antibiotic resistance rises, federal and state regulations are further restricting their use.

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Katherine’s Caprine Corner March/April 2020

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers reader questions about deworming pregnant goats and kids, hoof trimming, and the best way to warm a hypothermic goat.

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Back from The Vet: Just Kidding

While does most commonly deliver their kids without incident, proper preparation ensures that when problems with kidding arise, they can be identified and corrected quickly.

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