Health

Goat Teeth — How to Tell a Goat’s Age
September 22, 2020 · · 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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How to Prevent Foot Rot in Goats
September 17, 2020 · · Health

Have you seen your goat limping? While it is not the cause of all limping and soreness, foot rot in goats should be suspected.

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How Long do Goats Live?
September 13, 2020 · · Health

When you consider adding goats to your life, this piece of information is important. Asking how long do goats live, brings answers about how to plan for your goat’s lifespan.

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Finding the Balance: Maintaining Health with Goat Minerals
September 13, 2020 · · Health

Supplementation of goat minerals is required for good health but improper supplementation can be dangerous, even deadly.

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10 Signs of Goat Heat
September 9, 2020 · · 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, whichever is your goal.

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Chlamydia in Goats and Other STDs to Watch For
September 5, 2020 · · Health

When we think of breeding, we think of babies — not biosecurity — but diseases such as chlamydia in goats can be transmitted sexually.

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How to Trim Goat Hooves for Overall Health
August 5, 2020 · · Health

Trimming goat hooves is essential to good goat health. Overgrown hooves can hide diseased tissue, and lead to a slow painful decline in the goat’s overall condition.

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Back from the Vet: Caseous Lymphadenitis in Goats

Insidious diseases such as caseous lymphadenitis are having increasing ramifications for health and production within herds. In order to appropriately manage a goat herd for this disease, it is imperative to understand the disease process as well as the current diagnostics available.

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Hermaphroditism and Polled Goats
August 5, 2020 · · Health

Hermaphroditism is not uncommon among goats, especially dairy goats of Western European descent. Before people realized the correlation between goats being polled and possible hermaphroditism, rates were as high as 6-11% of goat herds in the U.S in the early 20th century.

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Conceiving Bucklings vs. Doelings
August 5, 2020 · · Health

Have you ever wondered why some years, some sires — or even some dams — produce more of one gender than others? Can certain management practices favor one over the other — or is it random? Is one more desirable than the other in the goat world?

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