Health

The Truth About Coats for Goats!
February 9, 2021 · · Health

Those goat sweaters are cute, but do you really need them to keep goats warm in cold weather?

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What Diseases Can I Catch From My Goat?
February 4, 2021 · · Health

There are quite a number of zoonotic diseases, or diseases than can pass from animal to human. Here is a list of those that you may encounter in the United States.

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Saving a Weak Baby Goat
February 2, 2021 · · Health

While most kids will arrive perfectly healthy and will need little assistance from you, knowing what to watch for and how to intervene quickly may enable you to save a weak baby goat.

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Goat Prolapses and Placentas
February 1, 2021 · · Health

There are things we expect to come out of a doe at kidding — and things we expect to stay in. Sometimes the unexpected occurs. Like a goat prolapse.

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Strategic Diet in Late Pregnancy and Lactation
February 1, 2021 · · Health

Add to Favorites A doe’s journey through pregnancy, kidding, and then lactation is a biological marathon. While all perfectly natural segments of the lifecycle, these processes require nutrition to be at its peak for the doe to recuperate successfully.  Many of today’s livestock, being bred for production …

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Goat Medications and First-Aid Must-Haves
January 26, 2021 · · Health

Goats hurt themselves in so many ways. The medicine cabinet should include goat medications for treating external wounds like cuts, bruises, and sores. Goats may need internal first aid, too.

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Coccidiosis in Goats: A Kid Killer
January 24, 2021 · · Health

Coccidiosis in goats is stressful enough but can kill a kid. But if you catch it soon enough, you can use many goat coccidia treatments for newborn kids.

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Goat Lice: Are Your Goats Lousy?
January 19, 2021 · · Health

Goat lice are very common in winter months, and finding them does not mean you are a bad herdsman. If you don’t see them, it doesn’t mean they are not there.

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Pneumonia In Goats
January 14, 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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The Kidding Kit: Be Ready for Goat Delivery
January 12, 2021 · · Health, Ownership

As with humans, ample planning is needed prior to a goat delivery. And in a perfect world, this exciting time would go by without a hitch, and usually does go well, but sometimes goes wrong in every conceivable way.

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