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 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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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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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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Katherine’s Caprine Corner March/April 2019

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR DipHIr CEIT QTP answers your questions about pasture management, kelp for goats, deworming pregnant does, disbudding kids, and when to take kids home.

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One Teat, Two Teats … A Third Teat?

Add to Favorites You weren’t expecting a third teat when you flipped over that new kid, were you? If they breed goats long enough, every person is going to see …

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Kat’s Corner: Ear Tattoos and Sore Mouth in Goats

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CEIT DipHIr QTP answers your questions about sore mouth in goats, the best ink for goat tattoos, bringing kids home, and sourcing pure contents for your goat water trough. 

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How to Milk a Goat: Are You Hurting or Helping?

Knowing how to milk a goat is not quite as simple as it sounds! While nearly anyone can squeeze milk out of teat, milking goats the right way protects the udder and that milk that you work so hard to produce!

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