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Blindness in Goats: 3 Common Causes
July 27, 2022 · · Health

When it comes to herd health, keeping a watchful eye can prevent common diseases such as listeriosis, polio, and chlamydia from causing blindness in goats.

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Preventing and Treating Coccidiosis in Goats
July 26, 2022 · · Health

If you see diarrhea among your goat herd — especially among the kids — then it’s likely that your animals are suffering from coccidiosis. Coccidiosis in goats is both common and easily prevented. Treated, it’s minor. Untreated, it can kill young animals and have lifelong health effects on survivors.

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Goat Bloat: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
July 25, 2022 · · Health

Goat bloat is a serious disorder that requires urgent action to avoid death. Learn in advance symptoms, treatment, and prevention of bloat in goats.

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How to Make Homemade Sour Cream
July 22, 2022 · · Home Dairy

How do you make sour cream so it’s the pure, cultured treat it used to be? It’s not hard and it’s very rewarding.

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5 Common Illnesses Within a Goat’s Nose
July 18, 2022 · · Health

Many goat illnesses begin with telltale signs in a goat’s nose and nasal passage. A runny nose can escalate quickly.

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What to Do for a Goat Horn Injury
July 17, 2022 · · Health

Horns crack, chip, and break. Depending on where in the horn this occurs, a goat horn injury can range from unremarkable to life-threatening.

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Goat Leg Injuries that Sideline Your Caprines
July 17, 2022 · · 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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Common Goat Hoof Problems
July 17, 2022 · · Health

Goat hoof problems can cause lameness and lead to economic losses due to reduced food intake/weight gain, reduced milk production, and/or lower reproduction rates.

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What is the Best Hay for Goats?
July 16, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

Why should you approach goat feed with scientific precision? The answer is simple: To maximize the health of the animal. But what is the best hay for goats?

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Trees to Plant (or Avoid) for Goats
July 15, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

Over 700 plants in North America are considered toxic and can make goats sick. It’s worth noting what trees you might find regionally or specifically on your property.

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