Health

Goat Care, Month to Month
October 25, 2022 · · Health

Most goat vaccination schedules and care revolve around pregnancy, so this calendar does as well. It will help keep you on track when things get hectic.

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The Role of Thiamine for Goats and Other B Vitamins
October 25, 2022 · · Health

While most of the time you shouldn’t need any supplemental thiamine for goats or other B vitamins, it is a good idea to have some on hand for emergencies.

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Managing CAE and CL in Goats
October 25, 2022 · · Health

CAE and CL in goats just might be on the top of the list of dreaded goat diseases. But if you’re new to goats or you’ve never heard of them, here is some useful information.

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Recognizing and Treating Anemia in Goats
October 25, 2022 · · 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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Goat Hoof Trimming
October 25, 2022 · · Health

Goat hoof trimming is part of maintenance for keeping goats healthy. Regular goat hoof trimming will help prevent hoof rot.

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Raising Baby Goats In Cold Weather
October 8, 2022 · · Health

When it comes to baby goats in cold weather, the important thing to remember is that they are not equipped for extreme temperatures.

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10 Ways to Identify Goat Pregnancy
October 5, 2022 · · 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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False Pregnancy in Goats
October 5, 2022 · · Health

A doe goes into heat. Maybe she was bred, maybe she wasn’t. Maybe she conceived but the embryo didn’t survive long. Either way, she failed to “reset.” So her body keeps acting like it’s pregnant, but with no kid(s).

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The Importance of Exercise for Pregnant Does
October 5, 2022 · · Health

Exercise improves pregnant does’ muscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory fitness. It gives her the strength and mobility to comfortably carry the growing fetuses, as well as endurance during labor and delivery.

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Pregnant Goat Care
October 5, 2022 · · Health, Kids' Corner

It’s the 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.

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