About the Author

Rebecca Sanderson

Rebecca grew up in a small town with a backyard full of animals. She graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology. Her background in health and nutrition gives her a unique perspective on animal husbandry as well as the ability to read those awful research papers to find the needed information. In addition to writing, Rebecca also works as a certified personal trainer.
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Articles by Rebecca Sanderson

The Secret Life of Beach Goats
November 1, 2022 · · Members Only, Ownership

Even though most activities require prior booking, a few days per week, Beach Goats has drop-in hours in which you may join the “sampler.”

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The Role of Thiamine for Goats and Other B Vitamins
October 25, 2022 · · Health

While most of the time you shouldn’t need any supplemental thiamine for goats or other B vitamins, it is a good idea to have some on hand for emergencies.

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Recognizing and Treating Anemia in Goats
October 25, 2022 · · Health

Anemia in goats can be deadly very quickly. The road to full recovery can take time, but without quick diagnosis and action, that recovery may never happen.

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The Performance of Pack Goats
October 5, 2022 · · Ownership

Everyone in the goat packing world has slightly different preferences for their goats, but a few specifications remain consistent. Pack goats must be wethers.

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Goat Traditions Around the World
September 27, 2022 · · Ownership

Goats are an important aspect of many cultures around the world. Here we explore some goat traditions that are dear to the people who uphold them.

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10 Tips for a Successful Goat Ultrasound
September 1, 2022 · · Members Only, Ownership

For easier and more accurate results, have the goat fast 12 hours from food and 4 hours from water prior to the ultrasound.

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The Mycobacterium Complex
August 22, 2022 · · Health

A friend recently had to cull her entire herd due to poor biosecurity measures, and Stacy was taking no chances. Since her herd seemed healthy in every way, she was in total shock when one of her beloved goats had a low positive result for Johne’s disease.

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Maunchie the Unicorn – I Mean Goat!
August 10, 2022 · · Ownership

One thing led to another, and before you knew it Kalie’s white La Mancha had a rainbow faux-hawk!

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Spring Rose the Geep: a Goat-Sheep Hybrid
June 22, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Sheep have 54 chromosomes while goats have 60. Because of this difference in the number of chromosomes, their offspring rarely survive to birth and are usually aborted.

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Nubian Ibex crosses at Porter Valley Ranch

Because there is no registration system, it is difficult or even impossible to know the bloodlines of a Nubian Ibex here in the US. A very small percentage are pure or close to pure.

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