Health

The Goat Barn: Basic Kidding
January 5, 2020 · · Health

While goat owners who have never had a goat give birth may be worried about getting them through the process safely, the reality is that with proper nutrition and care, the process usually goes smoothly — as nature intended.

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How Long do Goats Live?
January 4, 2020 · · Health

When you consider adding goats to your life, this piece of information is important. Asking how long do goats live, brings answers about how to plan for your goat’s lifespan.

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Deep Freeze! How to Keep Goats Warm in Cold Weather
December 18, 2019 · · 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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How Long is Goat Gestation?
December 13, 2019 · · Health

When raising dairy goats, the first step is breeding the doe. You may then wonder, “How long is goat gestation?” Taking a look through the entire process will set you up for a more successful start.

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The Truth About Coats for Goats!
December 9, 2019 · · Health

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

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Katherine’s Caprine Corner January/February 2020

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers your questions about avoiding moldy feed, what to do if does breed too young, and feeding pregnant does.

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Back from The Vet: Johne’s Disease

It can lurk in your herd for years without any signs of illness and can spread rapidly. There is no vaccine, no treatment, or method to slow the progression. It is often fatal. What is this insidious disease?

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Finding the Balance: Maintaining Health with Goat Minerals
December 5, 2019 · · Health

Supplementation of goat minerals is required for good health but improper supplementation can be dangerous, even deadly.

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10 Ways to Identify Goat Pregnancy
December 3, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Back From the Vet: Common Conditions of the Udder

Katie Estill, DVM discusses precocious udder, udder edema, and mastitis in goats.

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