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Kat’s Caprine Corner: Freezing Goats and Winter Coats

It’s freezing! Goats get cold, too. But when do they need extra winter protection from predators and the elements?

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Alpine Ibex Goat Breed
November 4, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Many things defy gravity, including man and beast, but one of the most exciting and unusual is the Alpine Ibex, a mountain goat with split hooves and rubber-like soles that act like suction cups.

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10 Ways to Identify Goat Pregnancy
November 4, 2021 · · Health

If you absolutely must know whether or not your bred goats are pregnant, you can always opt to spend money on blood tests, X-rays, or ultrasounds. But all pregnant goats show some visible signs.

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Types of Coagulants for Cheesemaking
October 31, 2021 · · Home Dairy

Coagulating substances obtained from plants were probably the earliest alternative “rennets” and are what you would call true vegetable rennets. There’s a surprisingly long list of plant-based coagulants available.

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What Do Milk Expiration Dates Really Mean?
October 31, 2021 · · Home Dairy

Is the milk expiration date really a cut-off where you can no longer safely drink the milk? Is it guaranteed to stay good until that date?

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How to Make Cheese Curds for Hard Cheese
October 31, 2021 · · Home Dairy

Many dairy goat owners quickly learn how to make cheese curds and turn goat milk into soft cheese, but hard cheeses can be intimidating. Recipes may look daunting because they are longer and more involved, and your equipment needs will increase.

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Breath of Life – Looking after Goats’ Lungs

Add to Favorites By Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR DipHIr CEIT QTP Looking after goats can be challenging. Of all the conditions that can affect goats, lungs tend to be …

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How to Trim Goat Hooves for Overall Health
October 25, 2021 · · Health

Trimming goat hooves is essential to good goat health. Overgrown hooves can hide diseased tissue, and lead to a slow painful decline in the goat’s overall condition.

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Pregnant Goat Care
October 25, 2021 · · Health, Kids' Corner

It’s that time of year when many goat owners focus on pregnant goat care, as they’re either preparing to breed or have already bred their does. Spring kidding is one of my favorite times of the year on the farm and there is much to do to prepare yourself and your doe for the new arrivals.

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Human Pregnancy Risks When Raising Goats
October 19, 2021 · · Health

Zoonotic diseases are infections that can be passed on from an animal to a human. And while the human is pregnant, she has more to lose should she get sick.

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