Health

Pneumonia In Goats
January 14, 2021 · · Health

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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The Kidding Kit: Be Ready for Goat Delivery
January 12, 2021 · · 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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Goat Care, Month to Month
December 30, 2020 · · Health

Most goat vaccination schedules and care revolve around pregnancy, so this calendar does as well. It will help keep you on track when things get hectic.

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10 Ways to Identify Goat Pregnancy
December 15, 2020 · · Health

If you absolutely must know whether or not your bred goats are pregnant, you can always opt to spend money on blood tests, X-rays, or ultrasounds. But all pregnant goats show some visible signs.

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The Udder Scoop on Goat Teats

Goat udders and goat nipples (correctly referred to as goat teats) come in all shapes, sizes, and sometimes with deformities. For all types of goat udders, wellness and structure are important for longevity, management, kid productivity, and rate of gain, and health factors.

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The Truth About Coats for Goats!
December 10, 2020 · · Health

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

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Root Bulbs, G6-S Testing Labs: Goat Genetic Tests 101
November 24, 2020 · · Health

When would you need a G6-S database and G6-S testing labs? If your Nubian goats have this genetic defect, it can be disastrous to your breeding program.

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Can Premature Kids be Saved?
November 23, 2020 · · 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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When to Intervene During Kidding
November 23, 2020 · · Health

It is often said that most goats deliver their kids with no need for assistance, and while that may be true, I find there are many times when some assistance might make the kids’ entry into the world a little easier for both the dam and the kids.

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Back from the Vet: Milk Fever in Goats

Hypocalcemia can cause serious illness in pregnant and lactating does. Establishing a nutrition plan for your does through pregnancy and lactation will reduce the risk of any animals contracting milk fever.

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