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Goat Playgrounds: A Place to Play!
September 1, 2022 · · Ownership

Goats are many things: lively, intelligent, playful, curious, useful.  It’s the playfulness that can be the undoing of the novice goat-owner. For this reason, goat playgrounds are highly recommended.

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Getting Started with Goats as Pets
September 1, 2022 · · Ownership

Keeping goats as pets requires time, preparation, and the right environment. Learn about goats and the best goats for pets beforehand, starting here …

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California’s Surfing Goats
September 1, 2022 · · Kids' Corner

Previously in Secret Life of Goats you’ve read about goat yoga, goat caddies, and even grazing goats on a restaurant roof. Now we bring you the secret life of surfing goats.

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How to Make Cheese at Home: Crafting Hard Cheeses
August 29, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites Do you know how to make cheese at home? Are you ready to move from ricotta to Reggiano? Take a deep breath. The hardest part is maintaining …

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Recipes to Use Up Milk
August 29, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Looking for some new recipes to use up milk? Here is a list of some of the things you can do with milk, along with a few recipes with lots of milk.

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Listen Up! The Lowdown on Goat Mites
August 27, 2022 · · Health

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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Roy’s Victory over Sore Mouth in Goats
August 24, 2022 · · 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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Identifying and Treating Goat Pink Eye
August 23, 2022 · · 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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The Mycobacterium Complex
August 22, 2022 · · Health

A friend recently had to cull her entire herd due to poor biosecurity measures, and Stacy was taking no chances. Since her herd seemed healthy in every way, she was in total shock when one of her beloved goats had a low positive result for Johne’s disease.

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Breeding Resistance to Scrapie in Goats
August 20, 2022 · · Health

Scrapie in goats is a deadly infectious disease that can shut down an entire operation with a single diagnosis. But scientists have concluded that two naturally occurring goat alleles in the prion gene each confer resistance to classical scrapie. You may already have these genetics in your herd.

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