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

A Vaccine for Mastitis in Goats
November 18, 2021 · · Health

Mastitis in goats can be devastating to a dairy herd and backyard goat owners. Fortunately, there is a vaccine against one of the main bacterial causes of mastitis.

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What Do Milk Expiration Dates Really Mean?
October 31, 2021 · · Home Dairy

Is the milk expiration date really a cut-off where you can no longer safely drink the milk? Is it guaranteed to stay good until that date?

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Team Snazzy Goat
August 22, 2021 · · Ownership

Goat pulling teams are awesomely different. When Mika came across old pictures of goats being used as pulling teams she thought, “Well, why not?”

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Janus, a Two-Headed Goat
August 5, 2021 · · Ownership

When Jocelyn went in to feel if the kid needed to be turned or assisted out, what she felt confused her. The little buckling had two heads.

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Secret Life of Goats: IMTUF Goats
August 4, 2021 · · Ownership

Bleary-eyed from staying awake all night, both humans and pack goats are exhausted as they now hike down the steep trail back to their vehicle. The runners only have 36 hours to complete the race with 20,000 feet of climb and descent.

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Rabies vs. Your Goat

Rabies is one of those diseases that strike instant fear in the hearts of people when they learn that they could have been exposed. This brings us to the questions of how is rabies transmitted plus should goat owners consider vaccinating their goats against it?

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How the California Fires Affected Dairy Goat Owners
June 24, 2021 · · Ownership

Believing the fire would follow at least a similar pattern to other years (5 out of the last 6), they went to bed that night firmly believing that it would be at least a few days before the farm could possibly be threatened if the fire moved east this year. A little before 3am, the call came to evacuate immediately.

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Transgenic Goats Saving Children
June 21, 2021 · · Ownership

Housed at the University of California-Davis campus you will find a small herd of goats that have been genetically altered to produce milk that is rich with the enzyme lysozyme.

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Patrick and Friends
May 24, 2021 · · Ownership

Lisa at Ruby Slipper Goat Rescue loves helping goats. She has become quite adept at helping goats who need a wheelchair, whether temporarily or permanently. Patrick is only the latest goat sporting wheels.

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What Diseases Can I Catch From My Goat?
March 22, 2021 · · Health

There are quite a number of zoonotic diseases, or diseases than can pass from animal to human. Here is a list of those that you may encounter in the United States.

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