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Bottle Feeding Baby Goats
March 2, 2022 · · Health

There are reasons you might choose bottle-feeding baby goats over dam-raising them. Whatever the reason, you likely have many questions.

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Saving a Weak Baby Goat
March 2, 2022 · · 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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Baby Goat Care: Bottle, Udder, or Both?
March 2, 2022 · · Health

Before spring kids arrive, think about how you want to raise them. Will you bottle raise them, dam raise them, or do a little of both?

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Tube Feeding Baby Goats
February 28, 2022 · · Health

Feeding baby goats with a tube can save weak or premature kids. Learn how to properly insert the tube, avoid inundating the lungs, to get precious colostrum into their tummies during a critical moment.

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How to Care for a Rejected Baby Goat
February 28, 2022 · · Health

Add to Favorites Whatever the reason behind it, a rejected kid goat needs care right away. There isn’t much we can do to prevent rejection but we can be ready …

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The Therapeutic Benefits of Cuddling Goats

Using animals therapeutically is not a new concept, and adding caprines to that list of therapy animals is growing within the research literature. Science and psychology have proven that interacting with our animal companions has many physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health benefits that add to our wellness and happiness.

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The Importance of Exercise for Pregnant Does
February 19, 2022 · · Health

Exercise improves a doe’s 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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Healthful Herd: Basic Hormones
February 19, 2022 · · Health, Members Only

Hormones work in minimal concentrations and are powerful enough to regulate everything from kidding to mating behaviors to the “fight or flight” reflex.

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Goats, Sheep And Deer Worm
February 3, 2022 · · Health

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow During 30-plus years of raising dairy goats, I had never heard of meningeal deer worm until December of 2013, when I lost that season’s best young doe and my …

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Kat’s Corner: Dehorning Goats and Trail First Aid

Katherine Drovdahl answers reader questions about dehorning goats past the age of disbudding, what to do if your doe has a hard udder, and first-aid items to carry for your pack goats!

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