Health

Maintaining Health with Goat Minerals
January 6, 2023 · · Health

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

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Preparing Goats for Fall and Winter
November 27, 2022 · · Health

Whether you have a cold hardy breed or not, fall and winter aren’t quite as carefree for our four-legged organic lawn mowers. Steps can and should be taken for making them healthier and more comfortable for the colder climates.

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Winter Pests and Goats

Though warm sunny days may seem a more likely time to find creepy crawlies on your critters, there are several varieties of goat pests that are more prevalent in winter than summer.

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The Truth About Coats for Goats!
November 27, 2022 · · Health

Those goat sweaters are cute, but do you really need them to keep goats warm in cold weather?

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Deep Freeze! How to Keep Goats Warm in Cold Weather
November 27, 2022 · · 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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Can a Premature Kid be Saved?
November 22, 2022 · · 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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What to do in a Kidding Emergency
November 22, 2022 · · Health

The vast majority of kidding in the goat barn proceed in a normal and healthy manner, but it is good to know what to do in an emergency.

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Preparing for Kidding
November 22, 2022 · · Health

Your doe is pregnant. If you’re a newbie goat-owner, you may not know what’s in store. Here’s a primer to help you out a bit.

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The Kidding Kit: Be Ready for Goat Delivery
November 22, 2022 · · Health, Ownership

As with humans, ample planning is needed prior to a goat delivery. And in a perfect world, this exciting time would go by without a hitch, and usually does go well, but sometimes goes wrong in every conceivable way.

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The Basics of Caring for Goats
November 17, 2022 · · 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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