Health

Tube Feeding Baby Goats

Feeding baby goats with a tube can save weak or premature kids. Learn how to properly insert the tube, avoid inundating the lungs, to get precious colostrum into their tummies during a critical moment.

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Bottle Feeding Baby Goats
April 21, 2021 · · Health

There are reasons you might choose bottle-feeding baby goats over dam-raising them. Whatever the reason, you likely have many questions.

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A Story on Patent Urachus
April 21, 2021 · · Health

Patent urachus is a syndrome that occurs when this opening does not seal off correctly and urine leaks through the umbilical cord.

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Health Hazards from Broken and Missing Teeth
April 19, 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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Saving a Weak Baby Goat
April 19, 2021 · · Health

While most kids will arrive perfectly healthy and will need little assistance from you, knowing what to watch for and how to intervene quickly may enable you to save a weak baby goat.

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Baby Goat Care: Bottle, Udder, or Both?
April 14, 2021 · · Health

Before spring kids arrive, think about how you want to raise them. Will you bottle raise them, dam raise them, or do a little of both?

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The Heritability of Udder Traits
April 14, 2021 · · Health

Many udder traits are hereditary. Ideally, selection occurs when choosing a buck and doe for breeding. Neither should have undesirable traits.

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Umbilical Cord Care: Avoiding Joint Ill in Goats
April 12, 2021 · · Health

Navel ill, more commonly known as joint ill in goats, occurs from bacteria entering the body usually via the umbilical cord.

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Goat Prolapses and Placentas
April 12, 2021 · · 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
April 11, 2021 · · 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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