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Goat Udder Problems: Injuries and Infection
March 19, 2021 · · Health

A delicate and complex organ, the udder can easily sustain lasting damage that can either destroy or greatly impair milk output. Proper responses to goat udder problems such as injuries and infections are tools every doe owner should have.

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False Pregnancy in Goats
March 19, 2021 · · Health

A doe goes into heat. Maybe she was bred, maybe she wasn’t. Maybe she conceived but the embryo didn’t survive long. Either way, she failed to “reset.” So her body keeps acting like it’s pregnant, but with no kid(s).

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All About Goat Testicles
March 19, 2021 · · Health

Testicles make a buck a buck. The testicles produce testosterone and sperm, and the correct testicle anatomy comprises two equal-sized testicles in a single scrotum.

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Common Goat Hoof Problems
March 19, 2021 · · 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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Goat Leg Injuries that Sideline Your Caprines
March 19, 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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Swollen Joints in Goats and Other Knee-Related Concerns
March 19, 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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Those Dreaded Shared Vegetative Clippings!

Do plant clippings find their way into your pasture? Are they from your very generous and “helpful” neighbors? What precautions need to be taken? We’ll discuss a few considerations as you deal with this very real problem.

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Your Resource for Dairy Goat Farming Basics
March 18, 2021 · · Book Review, Ownership

Add to Favorites Dairy goats are a practical choice for a backyard environment or small dairy farm. They don’t require elaborate housing or expansive pasture, and in addition to providing …

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Psychological Impact of Goats for Children with Stress
March 13, 2021 · · Ownership

As a possible result of the pandemic, researchers report that 24% of children suffer from stress, anxiety, fatigue, and depression, with little social support. But hugging a goat restores our inner joy.

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Fun with Miniature Goats

Goats of all shapes and sizes, including miniature goats, have a wonderful way of bringing people together, of creating community between all different kinds of folks.

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