Health

13 Goat Symptoms You Should NEVER Ignore

Learning to notice goat symptoms is a science and an art. Here are some common things that I watch for when I go out to my herd.

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Goat Bloat: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
June 23, 2022 · · Health

Goat bloat is a serious disorder that requires urgent action to avoid death. Learn in advance symptoms, treatment, and prevention of bloat in goats.

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Barber Poles: The Dreaded Parasite
May 24, 2022 · · Health, Members Only

The dreaded barber pole is possibly one of the most difficult parasites to manage in the goat industry. With a change in management practices and attention to detail, controlling barber poles doesn’t have to be a losing battle.

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Superfetation in Goats
April 21, 2022 · · Health, Members Only

There are many biological processes that occur to prevent the possibility of superfetation, but we all know that nature isn’t perfect.

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Urinary Calculi in Goats – EMERGENCY!
April 15, 2022 · · Health

Urinary calculi in goats and sheep is a common and mostly preventable livestock health issue. While it is slightly different in each species, it has many similar causes, symptoms, and prevention.

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Roy’s Victory over Sore Mouth in Goats
April 14, 2022 · · Health

Follow Roy, a nine-year-old Nigerian Dwarf buck show goat, in his journey from exposure to recovery through sore mouth in goats

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Pneumonia In Goats

If you raise goats, sooner or later you will have to deal with pneumonia in goats. It is a common illness in goats, which can occur in both kids and adults.

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Udder Despair: Mastitis in Goats
April 7, 2022 · · Health

Knowing how to diagnose this infection as early as possible, as well as how to treat mastitis in goats, are crucial if you want to maintain the long-term udder and overall health of your doe and to keep your milk production losses to a minimum.

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Goat Prolapses and Placentas
April 4, 2022 · · Health

There are things we expect to come out of a doe at kidding — and things we expect to stay in. Sometimes the unexpected occurs. Like a goat prolapse.

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How to Dehorn a Goat: Early Disbudding
March 31, 2022 · · Health

Learning how to dehorn a goat is a task to understand before breeding, if you are preparing to keep a milking doe. Early disbudding makes the horn buds unable to become full-sized horns.

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