Health

A Vaccine for Mastitis in Goats
November 18, 2021 · · Health

Mastitis in goats can be devastating to a dairy herd and backyard goat owners. Fortunately, there is a vaccine against one of the main bacterial causes of mastitis.

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Kat’s Caprine Corner: Freezing Goats and Winter Coats

It’s freezing! Goats get cold, too. But when do they need extra winter protection from predators and the elements?

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10 Ways to Identify Goat Pregnancy
November 4, 2021 · · Health

If you absolutely must know whether or not your bred goats are pregnant, you can always opt to spend money on blood tests, X-rays, or ultrasounds. But all pregnant goats show some visible signs.

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Breath of Life – Looking after Goats’ Lungs

Add to Favorites By Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR DipHIr CEIT QTP Looking after goats can be challenging. Of all the conditions that can affect goats, lungs tend to be …

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How to Trim Goat Hooves for Overall Health
October 25, 2021 · · Health

Trimming goat hooves is essential to good goat health. Overgrown hooves can hide diseased tissue, and lead to a slow painful decline in the goat’s overall condition.

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Pregnant Goat Care
October 25, 2021 · · Health, Kids' Corner

It’s that time of year when many goat owners focus on pregnant goat care, as they’re either preparing to breed or have already bred their does. Spring kidding is one of my favorite times of the year on the farm and there is much to do to prepare yourself and your doe for the new arrivals.

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Human Pregnancy Risks When Raising Goats
October 19, 2021 · · Health

Zoonotic diseases are infections that can be passed on from an animal to a human. And while the human is pregnant, she has more to lose should she get sick.

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Pneumonia In Goats
October 19, 2021 · · Health

If you raise goats, sooner or later you will have to deal with pneumonia in goats. It is a common illness in goats, which can occur in both kids and adults.

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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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What to Do About Mastitis and Uneven Udders
October 7, 2021 · · Health

Sometimes mastitis just happens. Even though the barn lot is kept dry and the bedding clean, the prewash and post-milking spray used effectively, sometimes an individual will exhibit signs of mastitis.

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