Health

Can Goats Swim? Dealing with Goats in The Water

Can goats swim? What should you do if you find your goat stuck in a stock tank? And what health issues should you watch for?

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10 Signs of Goat Heat
September 11, 2019 · · Health

Knowing the facts about goats and having the ability to recognize goat heat will equip you to take appropriate measures to either get your doe bred or keep her from getting pregnant, …

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A Guide to Eye Problems and Eye Infections in Goats
September 1, 2019 · · Health

The most important part of owning goats is keeping them healthy, and the best way to do this is to examine them regularly and act fast when you see a problem developing. While eye infections in goats are common, they are generally easy to treat and, if caught early, leave no lasting problems.

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Back from the Vet: Gastrointestinal Parasites in Goats
August 25, 2019 · · Ask The Expert,Health

There can be a multitude of reasons for any animal to be a poor doer. One common cause for animals not to thrive is gastrointestinal parasitosis.

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Goat Medications and First-Aid Must-Haves
August 23, 2019 · · Health

Goats hurt themselves in so many ways. The medicine cabinet should include goat medications for treating external wounds like cuts, bruises, and sores. Goats may need internal first aid, too.

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The Smelly Truth About Goat Reproduction
August 20, 2019 · · Health

If you will be breeding your goats this season you should know the smelly truth about goat reproduction. More than any other animal on the farm, goats alert your nose …

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The Mycobacterium Complex
August 11, 2019 · · 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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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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Goat Teeth — How to Tell a Goat’s Age
August 4, 2019 · · Health

Goat teeth, horns, and other features can help us guess a goat’s age, allowing us to provide optimum nutrition, care, and breeding plans.

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Goat Care During Fire Season
July 23, 2019 · · Health

When raising goats, prepare for many seasons: breeding season, kidding season, show season, winter — and for many in the western states, FIRE season.

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