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Sore Mouth in Goats

Kidding time can be very stressful. In addition to the complications of birth, ensuring that kids are healthy and growing is an arduous task. Young kids are particularly susceptible to a condition called sore mouth. As indicated by the name, affected kids have sores primarily on their mouths.

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Honey Sweetie Acres
March 14, 2019 . · Home Dairy

Honey Sweetie Acres got their name as an inside joke between husband and wife Steve and Regina Bauscher, but they got their fame from their award-winning goats and top tier health products.

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The Doe Code
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

Oh, the game is strong with this experienced one… She knows the Doe Code all too well! Contractions about a minute apart. Why is our goat in labor tonight? Dutchess came to …

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Miracle the Bionic Goat
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

Little Miracle was an incredibly lucky pygmy goat kid. A traumatic birth left her so disabled her owner and rescuer needed to decide whether or not to put her down. …

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Preparing for Kidding
March 14, 2019 . · Health

2 months prior to due date: Dry off doe: Does should have 2 months off from milking before they kid again. 6 weeks prior to due date: Give the doe …

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When Are Goats Good Pets?
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

Many people have become goat owners because they fell in love with a tiny goat kid and decided to give goat ownership a try. Are goats good pets if you don’t live on a farm or homestead?

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Breed Profile: Pygmy Goats
March 14, 2019 . · Goat Breeds

Pygmy goats are of West African origin and are characterized by their short legs and face due to genetic dwarfism. Their sturdy bodies and hardiness confer utility in their native countries.

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Back From the Vet: Pregnancy Toxemia

Pregnancy toxemia occurs most commonly in the last one to three weeks of gestation. Early signs include lethargy and decreased feed intake, especially of grain.

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Kat’s Corner: Dehorning Goats and Trail First Aid

Katherine Drovdahl answers reader questions about dehorning goats past the age of disbudding, what to do if your doe has a hard udder, and first-aid items to carry for your pack goats!

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Can Goats Swim? Dealing with Goats in The Water

Can goats swim? What should you do if you find your goat stuck in a stock tank? And what health issues should you watch for?

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