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

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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Kat’s Caprine Corner: Freezing Goats and Winter Coats

It’s freezing! Goats get cold, too. But when do they need extra winter protection from predators and the elements?

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Breath of Life – Looking after Goats’ Lungs

Add to Favorites By Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR DipHIr CEIT QTP Looking after goats can be challenging. Of all the conditions that can affect goats, lungs tend to be …

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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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Kat’s Caprine Corner: Runny Goat Nose and Leaking Does

Kat Drovdahl answers your questions about runny goat noses, kids with diarrhea, leaking does, milk production drops and whether you should let your goat eat frozen clover.

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Kat’s Corner: Goat Bloat and Summer Heat

Will feeding the peels from my canning projects cause goat bloat? And how can I keep my goat healthy during hot weather? Katherine answers reader questions about caprine health in each issue of Goat Journal.

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Those Dreaded Shared Vegetative Clippings!

Do plant clippings find their way into your pasture? Are they from your very generous and “helpful” neighbors? What precautions need to be taken? We’ll discuss a few considerations as you deal with this very real problem.

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The Udder Scoop on Goat Teats

Goat udders and goat nipples (correctly referred to as goat teats) come in all shapes, sizes, and sometimes with deformities. For all types of goat udders, wellness and structure are important for longevity, management, kid productivity, and rate of gain, and health factors.

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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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That Scary Goat!

What contributes to scary goat behavior and how can we reduce that likelihood? Let’s explore that so that you seldom to never have a scary goat!

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