About the Author

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP

Katherine and her beloved husband Jerry are owned by their LaManchas, Norwegian Fjord horses, alpacas and gardens on a small piece of Pacific Northwest paradise. Her varied international alternative degrees and certifications, including Master of Herbology and lifelong experience with creatures of many kinds, give her unique insight into guiding others through human or creature wellness problems. Her wellness products and consultations are available at www.firmeadowllc.com.
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Articles by Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP

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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Normal Goat Temperature and Goats Who Don’t Follow the Rules

Normal goat temperatures should range from about 101.5 to 103.5 degrees F. If my caprines temp below or above, I start investigating for an issue in progress.

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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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Poisonous Plants for Goats: Avoiding Dastardly Disasters

Add to Favorites by Katherine Drovdahl MH CR CA CEIT DipHIr QTP Do you have poisonous plants for goats on your property? Check this list then consult your extension office …

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Can Goats Eat Christmas Trees? and More Questions About Goat Health

Katherine Drovdahl  MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers your questions about winter bedding and goat diarrhea that won’t stop! Plus: can goats eat Christmas trees?

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Katherine’s Caprine Corner January/February 2020

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers your questions about avoiding moldy feed, what to do if does breed too young, and feeding pregnant does.

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13 Goat Symptoms You Should NEVER Ignore

Learning to notice goat symptoms is a science and an art. Here are some common things that I watch for when I go out to my herd.

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Katherine’s Caprine Corner November/December 2019

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers your questions about treats, nutritional deficiencies, and scheduling around holidays when caring for goats.

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Katherine’s Caprine Corner September/October 2019

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers your questions about swollen teats on bucks, the right age for breeding, and urinary calculi.

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Can Goats Swim? Dealing with Goats in The Water

Can goats swim? What should you do if you find your goat stuck in a stock tank? And what health issues should you watch for?

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