Goat Notes

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Difficult Birth Presentations
June 1, 2019 · · Goat Notes

STOP and call the vet if: the kid is really stuck, if you note bleeding (bright red blood), any prolapsing of the uterus, if a kid has died some days previous and has become necrotic, or any signs that the doe is in extreme distress.

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10 Ways to Identify Goat Pregnancy
June 1, 2019 · · Goat Notes

If you must know whether your goats are pregnant, you can spend money on blood tests, X-rays, or ultrasounds. But all pregnant goats show some visible signs.

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Food Safety for the Home Cheesemaker
April 24, 2019 · · Goat Notes

Culturing dairy products produces the perfect environment for both beneficial and harmful bacteria to thrive, so hygiene is critical during all steps of production. Practice food safety for listeria prevention and other contamination in all stages from the goat to the affinage.

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