Health

Nasal Bot Flies
March 27, 2023 · · Health, Members Only

Nasal bot flies — Oestrus ovis — are a worldwide parasite mainly affecting sheep and goats (along with deer and occasionally horses, dogs, cats, and even humans).

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Bottle Jaw
March 24, 2023 · · Health

Add to Favorites By Kristi Cook  Goats are funny little creatures with all their running, jumping, bouncing, and nibbling. But playtime comes to a screeching halt when these jokesters become …

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The Challenge of Ringwomb
March 24, 2023 · · Health

Usually, when a doe goes into labor, an interaction of hormones and contractions of the uterus causes the cervix to soften and dilate. With ringwomb, this process goes awry, and the kid gets stuck.

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Guidelines for Vaccine and Antibiotic Management
March 24, 2023 · · Health

Judicious use of vaccinations and antibiotics is a cornerstone of animal husbandry, but these products will only be effective if they are properly managed and handled.

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Back From the Vet: The What and Why of Colostrum in Goats

If you have had a sick goat kid, then you have likely had your veterinarian ask you about colostrum consumption.

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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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Back From the Vet: Doe Breeding Soundness

To help ensure healthy kids, have your does in optimum condition for breeding, pregnancy, and kidding with a doe breeding soundness exam.

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It’s a Jungle Out There!

Pay attention to what your goats are browsing, dangerous plants are abundant.

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Calcium — It’s More Than Strong Bones
January 1, 2023 · · Health, Members Only

It’s a basic nutrition fact most of us learn in childhood — calcium (Ca) builds strong bones!

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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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