Health

13 Goat Symptoms You Should NEVER Ignore

Learning to notice goat symptoms is a science and an art. Here are some common things that I watch for when I go out to my herd.

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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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Recognizing and Treating Anemia in Goats
October 21, 2019 · · Health

Anemia in goats can be deadly very quickly. The road to full recovery can take time, but without quick diagnosis and action, that recovery may never happen.

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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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How to Prevent Foot Rot in Goats
October 19, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites Have you seen your goat limping? While it is not the cause of all limping and soreness, foot rot in goats should be suspected. All hoofed animals …

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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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Goat Care During Fire Season
October 12, 2019 · · Health

When raising goats, prepare for many seasons: breeding season, kidding season, show season, winter — and for many in the western states, FIRE season.

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Chlamydia in Goats and Other STDs to Watch For
October 10, 2019 · · Health

When we think of breeding, we think of babies — not biosecurity — but diseases such as chlamydia in goats can be transmitted sexually.

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Rabies vs. Your Goat
October 6, 2019 · · Health, Members Only

Rabies is one of those diseases that strike instant fear in the hearts of people when they learn that they could have been exposed. This brings us to the questions of how is rabies transmitted plus should goat owners consider vaccinating their goats against it?

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A Crash Course for Goat Breeding Season
September 29, 2019 · · Health

Call it procreation, replication, or proliferation; goats do it too and they do it well. It’s goat breeding season. 

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