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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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San Clemente Island Bucks: Boys Will Be Boys
February 24, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

New owners have a vision of their bucks becoming violent, smelly, and crazed during the rutting season and a useless nuisance that hangs out in a corner throughout the rest of the year. Dispelling some of these myths can be an important part of raising San Clemente Island goats.

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Raising Baby Goats In Cold Weather
February 20, 2021 · · Health

Freshening out does in cold weather can be a challenge, but those cute soft babies are well worth the obstacles of raising baby goats in cold weather.

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Behooveful

Pastoral goat husbandry is a little-known practice among American farmsteads and production enterprises. Yet the world over, this unrivaled method of raising goats still endures.

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Kidding War Stories
February 3, 2021 · · Ownership

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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Coccidiosis in Goats: A Kid Killer
January 24, 2021 · · Health

Coccidiosis in goats is stressful enough but can kill a kid. But if you catch it soon enough, you can use many goat coccidia treatments for newborn kids.

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Pneumonia In Goats
January 14, 2021 · · Health

If you raise goats, sooner or later you will have to deal with pneumonia in goats. It is a common illness in goats, which can occur in both kids and adults.

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The Best Goat Gestation Calculator
December 11, 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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How to Deal with an Aggressive Goat
December 2, 2020 · · Ownership

You may receive varied advice for how to deal with an aggressive goat, but there are definitely techniques you should and should not use, and these coincide with how goats see us as herd members.

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Tips for New Dairy Goat Buyers
November 29, 2020 · · Home Dairy

New dairy goat buyers should remember housing, breed traits, feed, and health before bringing animals home.

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