Health

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 Importance of Exercise for Pregnant Does
February 19, 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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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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Identifying and Treating Goat Pink Eye
January 25, 2022 · · Health

Goat pink eye, formerly called infectious keratoconjunctivitis, refers to inflammation of both the cornea and conjunctiva. Caused by several different bacteria, goat pink eye usually leaves no long-term damage.

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Deep Freeze! How to Keep Goats Warm in Cold Weather
January 20, 2022 · · Health

How cold is too cold for a goat? Temperature can be the least of challenges when determining how to keep goats warm in cold weather.

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Chlamydiosis in Goats
January 19, 2022 · · Health, Members Only

Chlamydia abortus is a bacterium that lives within the cells of its host animal. This infection of the placenta results in loss of the pregnancy, commonly in the last month

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Coccidiosis in Goats: A Kid Killer
January 18, 2022 · · 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 17, 2022 · · 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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