Katherine’s Caprine Corner July/August 2020

Katherine’s Caprine Corner July/August 2020
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes Q.   It seems like my goat has allergies. Is this possible?  A. Yes, it certainly is possible for a goat (or any mammal) to have allergies. Allergies tend to be an overactive immune response to some substance in their environment. In people, there is a high correlation between allergies and tetanus vaccinations and I suspect that we may also see that link in livestock.* Goats being raised conventionally tend to get quite a bit of exposure through CD/T (the T being for tetanus) vaccinations. I like to direct people to supporting/cleaning the liver, which almost always has a positive effect long-term. I also use system-support herbs that have natural antihistamine qualities and upper respiratory support to get comfort now. We use herb blends such as ALG™, BreatheDeeple™, and Fresh Start ™ for those, but one can also use individual herbs with some success such as nettle, rooibos, thyme,

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