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Goat Leg Injuries that Sideline Your Caprines
May 31, 2021 · · Health

Ask any goat herder. Goats will find a way to get into trouble. Goat leg injuries from climbing, horns hooked on fences, heads stuck in buckets, and the great escapes, goats will keep us on our toes.

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Is Raw Milk Safe?
May 31, 2021 · · Home Dairy

Some tout raw milk for its health benefits, while others emphasize its improved qualities for cheese and yogurt. But is raw milk safe?

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Patrick and Friends
May 24, 2021 · · Ownership

Lisa at Ruby Slipper Goat Rescue loves helping goats. She has become quite adept at helping goats who need a wheelchair, whether temporarily or permanently. Patrick is only the latest goat sporting wheels.

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Breed Profile: Toggenburg Goat
May 24, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

The Toggenburg goat is a Swiss dairy goat of long-standing reputation. Although smaller than most dairy breeds, she yields well and has great conformation and character.

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5 Common Illnesses Within a Goat’s Nose
May 24, 2021 · · Health

Many goat illnesses begin with telltale signs in a goat’s nose and nasal passage. A runny nose can escalate quickly, turning into an upper respiratory condition or even pneumonia.

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Goat Walker

Goat herders are a paradox of sorts. Though they engage in the pastoral task of leading their goats to forage, yet as herders, they are not themselves herded into the conventional practice of confinement as a means of animal husbandry.

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Training on the Goat Milking Stand
May 22, 2021 · · Ownership

Goats don’t come out of the chute knowing how to get up onto a goat milking stand, let alone how to stand still on one while you’re milking those sensitive goat teats!

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Swollen Joints in Goats and Other Knee-Related Concerns
May 22, 2021 · · Health

Caring for swollen joints in goats involves identifying the cause. As jumpers and climbers extraordinaire, goats are heavily reliant on their associated “equipment.” Among the most important and intricate are their joints — the knees and hocks.

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Forages That Help, Forages That Harm
May 10, 2021 · · Feed & Housing

Pasture management is an ongoing process; what you get will vary according to grazing intensity, season, or other climate factors. Taking an active role, you can make the most of nutrients accessible to your herd.

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Meningeal Worms and Goats

Meningeal worms are a parasite that primarily lives in the digestive systems of white-tailed deer. Brain worms transmit to other, less-resistant hosts, often resulting in behavioral changes, weakness, and death in infected animals.

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