Health

Katherine’s Caprine Corner March/April 2020

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers reader questions about deworming pregnant goats and kids, hoof trimming, and the best way to warm a hypothermic goat.

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A Stormy Night
February 10, 2020 · · Health

Ringwomb is when the cervix refuses to soften and open during labor, leaving a hard ring of tissue that the kids can’t pass through. The outcome is rarely good for the doe or the kids.

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The Goat Barn: Basic Kidding
January 5, 2020 · · Health

While goat owners who have never had a goat give birth may be worried about getting them through the process safely, the reality is that with proper nutrition and care, the process usually goes smoothly — as nature intended.

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Katherine’s Caprine Corner January/February 2020

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers your questions about avoiding moldy feed, what to do if does breed too young, and feeding pregnant does.

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Back From the Vet: Common Conditions of the Udder

Katie Estill, DVM discusses precocious udder, udder edema, and mastitis in goats.

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Katherine’s Caprine Corner November/December 2019

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers your questions about treats, nutritional deficiencies, and scheduling around holidays when caring for goats.

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Back from The Vet: Mineral Intake in Goats

There are a multitude of factors to consider when choosing a mineral supplement for your animals. When creating your herd nutrition plan, it is helpful to consult with a veterinarian or licensed animal nutritionist to ensure optimum health.

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Katherine’s Caprine Corner September/October 2019

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers your questions about swollen teats on bucks, the right age for breeding, and urinary calculi.

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Back from the Vet: Gastrointestinal Parasites in Goats

There can be a multitude of reasons for any animal to be a poor doer. One common cause for animals not to thrive is gastrointestinal parasitosis.

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Katherine’s Caprine Corner July/August 2019

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers your questions about Mayapple wildflower, liver cleanses, dehorning goats, and runny noses in summertime.

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