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 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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13 Goat Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Before calling your veterinarian, take note of all goat symptoms and get a temperature reading using a rectal digital thermometer.

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Katherine’s Caprine Corner July/August 2019

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers your questions about Mayapple wildflower, liver cleanses, dehorning goats, and runny noses in summertime.

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Katherine’s Corner May/June 2019: Do Goats Shed?

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR DipHIr CEIT QTP answers your questions about enterotoxemia, shedding, and why you should keep sources of vitamin B12.

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Poisonous Plants for Goats

Do you have poisonous plants for goats on your property? Check this list then consult your local veterinarian, county extension office and your state or local jurisdiction veterinary college can give you a list of additional problem plants often found in your area.

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Goat Illnesses from Floods, Fires, and Evacuations

Katherine Drovdahl, MH CR CA DipHIr CEIT QTP answers questions about evacuation, relocation, and goat illnesses resulting from disasters. Is your goat coughing? Is a big storm on the way?

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