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Understanding the Goat Digestive System Avoids Tragedies
March 5, 2020 · · Health

Throw out that old wive’s tale that goats can eat anything. Most health problems start within the goat digestive system. Ruminate on that!

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Normal Goat Temperature and Goats Who Don’t Follow the Rules

Normal goat temperatures should range from about 101.5 to 103.5 degrees F. If my caprines temp below or above, I start investigating for an issue in progress.

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Roy’s Victory over Sore Mouth in Goats
March 5, 2020 · · Health

Follow Roy, a nine-year-old Nigerian Dwarf buck show goat, in his journey from exposure to recovery through sore mouth in goats

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She’s Got That Shine! Maintaining Healthy Goat Coats
March 5, 2020 · · Health

One of the commonly asked questions I hear from non-goat owners is “What do goats feel like?” A better question would be, “What are they supposed to feel like?”

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Managing CAE and CL in Goats
March 5, 2020 · · Health

CAE and CL in goats just might be on the top of the list of dreaded goat diseases. But if you’re new to goats or you’ve never heard of them, here is some useful information.

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Goat Enrichment: The Importance of Mental Health
March 5, 2020 · · Ownership

Goat enrichment provides stimulation of goats’ minds with emotional and health benefits. Positive emotions promote resilience and help goats to cope with life’s challenges.

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Identifying and Treating Goat Pink Eye
March 4, 2020 · · 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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Listen Up! The Lowdown on Goat Mites

When a goat rubs its ears, shakes its head or shows signs of crusting in the ears, ear mites could be to blame — and if one goat has ear mites, chances are good most, if not all, of the herd is infested with goat mites.

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Udder Despair: Mastitis in Goats
March 4, 2020 · · Health

Knowing how to diagnose this infection as early as possible, as well as how to treat mastitis in goats, are crucial if you want to maintain the long-term udder and overall health of your doe and to keep your milk production losses to a minimum.

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Heads, Horns, and Hierarchy
March 4, 2020 · · Health

Most goats, have horns naturally. They are used as tools to scratch, dig, forage, fight, and defend. Horns also dissipate body heat since the blood supply is very close to the surface.

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