Katherine’s Caprine Corner November/December 2019

Katherine’s Caprine Corner November/December 2019
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers your questions about treats, nutritional deficiencies, and scheduling around holidays when caring for goats.  Q. Can goats have any holiday treats?  A. This is a great place for common sense to come into play. If it’s something we really shouldn’t be eating, it’s something our goats also shouldn’t be eating. Be sure to avoid anything with caffeine in it (like cocoa or chocolate), animal products such as cream cheeses, meats, meat juices, etc., high-sugar products, or products that contain chemicals. (You know, all those things on the back of a label that you can’t pronounce.) An occasional cookie or stick of red licorice isn’t horrid but not something we want to do every day. I’d prefer the veggie tray for them; those carrot sticks, broccoli, cauliflower, and radishes are great but slice everything that is round so that no one chokes on it. Apple and orange slices, banana pieces, or their organic peels will be

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