Health

The Basics of Caring for Goats
March 1, 2021 · · Health

When building a herd health program from the ground up, beginning with the basics of caring for goats is best. One needs to consider the basics of the environment for the herd, their nutrition program, hoof care, and fiber care.

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Health Hazards from Broken and Missing Teeth
February 25, 2021 · · Health

Dental issues in aging goats are something to be aware of. Broken and worn teeth can cause a host of problems, so the goat owner needs to better understand an animal’s ability to gather, eat, and digest their food.

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5 Common Illnesses Within a Goat’s Nose
February 25, 2021 · · Health

Many goat illnesses begin with telltale signs in a goat’s nose and nasal passage. A runny nose can escalate quickly, turning into an upper respiratory condition or even pneumonia.

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Blindness in Goats: 3 Common Causes
February 25, 2021 · · Health

When it comes to herd health, keeping a watchful eye can prevent common diseases such as listeriosis, polio, and chlamydia from causing blindness in goats.

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Meningeal Worms and Goats
February 25, 2021 · · Health

Meningeal worms are a parasite that primarily lives in the digestive systems of white-tailed deer. Brain worms transmit to other, less-resistant hosts, often resulting in behavioral changes, weakness, and death in infected animals.

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What to Do for a Goat Horn Injury
February 25, 2021 · · Health

Horns crack, chip, and break. Depending on where in the horn structure this occurs, a goat horn injury can range be unremarkable to life-threatening.

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Raising Baby Goats In Cold Weather
February 20, 2021 · · Health

Freshening out does in cold weather can be a challenge, but those cute soft babies are well worth the obstacles of raising baby goats in cold weather.

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Deep Freeze! How to Keep Goats Warm in Cold Weather
February 19, 2021 · · Health

How cold is too cold for a goat? Temperature can be the least of challenges when determining how to keep goats warm in cold weather.

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Root Bulbs, G6-S Testing Labs: Goat Genetic Tests 101
February 15, 2021 · · Health

When would you need a G6-S database and G6-S testing labs? If your Nubian goats have this genetic defect, it can be disastrous to your breeding program.

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Can Premature Kids be Saved?
February 12, 2021 · · Health

Premature kids need immediate intervention and special care. Unfortunately, premature kids often turn into a loss for the farm. Not always, though. Evaluating the needs of a floppy kid as soon as possible helps you make an educated decision about your level of intervention.

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