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The Udder Scoop on Goat Teats

By Katherine A Drovdahl MH CR CA CEIT DipHIr QTP Goat udders and goat nipples (correctly referred to as goat teats) come in all shapes, sizes, and sometimes with deformities. …

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What Do Milk Expiration Dates Really Mean?
June 7, 2019 . · 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? How can we tell …

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Saving the Arapawa Goats
June 6, 2019 . · Goat Breeds

“They’re a rare breed” is more than just an expression at a south-central Kansas zoo. Officials say the Arapawa “Island” Goat, also known as the New Zealand Arapawa goat, is …

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How to Make Yogurt From Scratch + Recipes

Yogurt is healthy and delicious. Learning how to make yogurt from scratch is very easy, and requires very little equipment.

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Signs of Goat Heat
June 1, 2019 . · Goat Notes

Breeds that cycle year around include fainting goats, Kinder, Boer, Kiko, Nigerian Dwarf, Spanish, Pygmy, and sometimes Nubian goats. Alpine breeds experience heat cycles about mid-summer until the end of the year. Seasonal breeders include Alpine, LaMancha, Oberhasli, Saanen, and Toggenburg goats. Angoras are also seasonal.

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Poisonous Plants for Goats

Do you have poisonous plants for goats on your property? Check this list then consult your local veterinarian, county extension office and your state or local jurisdiction veterinary college can give you a list of additional problem plants often found in your area.

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Listeriosis in Goats
June 1, 2019 . · Goat Notes

Listeriosis, also called Circling Disease and Silage sickness, is a life-threatening disease caused by bacteria Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria
ivanovii. Listeria is zoonotic and can be transferred to humans. It thrives in aerobic conditions and can withstand temperatures from 34-113 degrees F. It persists almost anywhere, including soil, manure piles, gastrointestinal tracts, the top layer of silage, and moldy hay or feed. It is also commonly found in the feces of infected birds, animals, fish, and insects as well as sewage.

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How to House Goats Harmoniously
June 1, 2019 . · Goat Notes

We all want to live in peace. Goats naturally compete when feed and resources are centralized. Enriching housing and outdoor runs, and providing the means to escape aggression, enhances their well-being and reduces stress for you and your goats.

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Building a Goat Playground
June 1, 2019 . · Goat Notes

Without a suitable outlet for a caprine’s rambunctious nature, playfulness can translate into destructiveness for infrastructure and fencing. For this reason, goat playgrounds are highly recommended.

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Goat Labor Signs
June 1, 2019 . · Goat Notes

Knowing goat labor signs also alerts you to be available in case the doe should need your help. Unfortunately, not all pregnant goats show signs that kidding is imminent.

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