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Tamsin Cooper

Tamsin Cooper keeps goats and chickens on her smallholding in France, where she aspires to live as sustainably as possible. She follows the latest research on farm animal behavior and has mentored on animal welfare courses.
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Articles by Tamsin Cooper

Introducing New Goats: How to Minimize Stress
April 11, 2021 · · Ownership

Introducing a new goat to the herd or a single goat is stressful, especially for the new goat. Here’s how to make it easier …

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Goat Bloat: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
April 2, 2021 · · Health

Goat bloat is a serious disorder that requires urgent action to avoid death. Learn in advance symptoms, treatment, and prevention of bloat in goats.

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Breed Profile: Hawaiian Ibex Goats
March 22, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites Breed: The Hawaiian Ibex goat is not a true ibex, but rather a feral goat, also known as the Hawaiian feral goat or Spanish goat. Origin: Goats …

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Breed Profile: Old Irish Goats
March 13, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites Breed: Old Irish Goats Origin: Settlers brought cold weather goats to Ireland in the Neolithic age, approximately 5,000 years ago. This line of goats had slowly adapted, …

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It’s Written on Goats’ Faces
March 3, 2021 · · Ownership

Do goats’ faces express their feelings? And do they recognize ours? Animal behavior researchers are busy finding out. So far, we have evidence of how subtle and sensitive goats can be.

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Breed Profile: Kri-Kri Goat
February 16, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

The kri-kri goat has lived feral on Crete for thousands of years since the early days of agriculture, revealing a glimpse of early goat domestication.

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When Were Goats Domesticated, and Where?
February 10, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

When and where were goats domesticated and how was it done? As one of the first farm animals domesticated from a wild goat species, goats have a fascinating past and give insights into early human history.

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Introducing New Goats
January 25, 2021 · · Goat Notes

Goat relationships are crucial for maintaining harmony. Introducing unfamiliar goats can be traumatic, and fighting and stress lead to health risks and drops in productivity. Even after a short separation, goats will fight to re-establish hierarchy. It is important to get this right from the start.

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Those Amazing Goat Eyes and Remarkable Senses!
December 21, 2020 · · Ownership

Goat eyes give them amazing vision and their sharp senses protect them out at range. Understanding goat senses helps us to manage our herd more easily.

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Breed Profile: Oberhasli Goat
December 5, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

The Oberhasli goat is a Swiss dairy breed with sweet milk and friendly nature. Wethers are bold and make excellent pack goats.

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