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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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Pasture Management for Goats

Good pastures are necessary for goats. Poor pasture management can cause many problems from bare spots to goat parasites.

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The Therapeutic Benefits of Cuddling Goats

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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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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Tough Challenges for Goat Farmers
January 20, 2022 · · Members Only, Ownership

One farm faces the challenges and thrives in community in the face of COVID-19.

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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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Back from the Vet: Milk Fever in Goats

Hypocalcemia can cause serious illness in pregnant and lactating does. Establishing a nutrition plan for your does through pregnancy and lactation will reduce the risk of any animals contracting milk fever.

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Veterinarian Breeding Soundness Exams

It is also essential that the buck you select can perform his job well. So, how does one know if a buck can breed well? Enter the breeding soundness examination.

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Back From the Vet: Pregnancy Toxemia

Pregnancy toxemia occurs most commonly in the last one to three weeks of gestation. Early signs include lethargy and decreased feed intake, especially of grain.

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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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