Health

Goat Hoof Trimming Made Easy
May 30, 2020 · · Health

Goat hoof trimming is a necessary part of keeping and raising goats. When a goat cooperates, hoof trimming can easily and smoothly fit into your regular maintenance routine.

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When to Wean a Goat and Tips for Success
May 26, 2020 · · Health

It’s important not only to know when to wean a goat but also to do it in a way that minimizes stress and ensures the ongoing health and production of those hard-working milkers. 

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The Role of Thiamine for Goats and Other B Vitamins
May 18, 2020 · · Health

While most of the time you shouldn’t need any supplemental thiamine for goats or other B vitamins, it is a good idea to have some on hand for emergencies.

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Goat Worms and Other Medicine Considerations

Anyone raising goats for any length of time has had a sick animal, whether with goat worms or infections. Our primary concern is doing whatever is necessary to get the goat well, as soon as possible.

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How to Prevent Foot Rot in Goats
May 3, 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 to Dehorn a Goat: Early Disbudding
April 16, 2020 · · 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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Goat Teeth — How to Tell a Goat’s Age
April 8, 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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The Kidding Kit: Be Ready for Goat Delivery
April 5, 2020 · · 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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Human Pregnancy Risks When Raising Goats
April 3, 2020 · · Health

Zoonotic diseases are infections that can be passed on from an animal to a human. And while the human is pregnant, she has more to lose should she get sick.

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When Should You Use Lutalyse for Goats?
April 3, 2020 · · Health

There are risks to using Lute and other drugs. We prefer to avoid intervention in our herd unless there is a clear, unmistakable risk not to intervene.

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