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Barber Poles: The Dreaded Parasite
May 24, 2022 · · Health, Members Only

The dreaded barber pole is possibly one of the most difficult parasites to manage in the goat industry. With a change in management practices and attention to detail, controlling barber poles doesn’t have to be a losing battle.

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Avoid Goat Scams
May 23, 2022 · · Members Only, Ownership

Scammers are going out of their way to steal people’s money. Goat scams are becoming more common.
How can you be sure you are working with a legitimate seller?

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Nubian Ibex crosses at Porter Valley Ranch

Because there is no registration system, it is difficult or even impossible to know the bloodlines of a Nubian Ibex here in the US. A very small percentage are pure or close to pure.

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Superfetation in Goats
April 21, 2022 · · Health, Members Only

There are many biological processes that occur to prevent the possibility of superfetation, but we all know that nature isn’t perfect.

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The Dangers of Imprinting
April 13, 2022 · · Members Only, Ownership

Sometimes, circumstances make artificially raising a kid goat best for the kid or the dam. It is essential that when we raise a baby of another species, we consider the risk of imprinting.

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Back from The Vet: Just Kidding

While does most commonly deliver their kids without incident, proper preparation ensures that when problems with kidding arise, they can be identified and corrected quickly.

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Easter Basket Cheese
March 21, 2022 · · Home Dairy, Members Only

Easter basket cheese is an Italian tradition that is only found in a few select markets. It’s a smooth, soft cheese that is usually sold right in the basket that it’s made in.

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Kidding Oddities
March 21, 2022 · · Health, Members Only

Why do goat birth defects happen? Unexpected outcomes range from unusual to unsustainable deformities in rare cases.

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Beware Toxic Woes

A goat may not ingest much of a single toxin, but even small amounts can have negative impacts not immediately noticeable to the naked eye.

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Urolithiasis in Goats

While springtime goat care often focuses on does and kidding, don’t forget the male goats in your herd. Serious health issues can result from lumping their care in with late gestation does.

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