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What Diseases Can I Catch From My Goat?
March 22, 2021 · · Health

There are quite a number of zoonotic diseases, or diseases than can pass from animal to human. Here is a list of those that you may encounter in the United States.

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Selecting a Dairy Goat Breed
March 22, 2021 · · Home Dairy

The fun of having goats starts with choosing which goat breed to get and plenty are available to choose from. More than 200 goat breeds have been developed worldwide, not all of which may be found in North America.

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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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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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Breed Profile: Old Irish Goats
March 13, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites Breed: Old Irish Goats Origin: Settlers brought cold weather goats to Ireland in the Neolithic age, approximately 5,000 years ago. This line of goats had slowly adapted, …

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Strategic Diet in Late Pregnancy and Lactation
March 8, 2021 · · Health

Add to Favorites A doe’s journey through pregnancy, kidding, and then lactation is a biological marathon. While all perfectly natural segments of the lifecycle, these processes require nutrition to be at its peak for the doe to recuperate successfully.  Many of today’s livestock, being bred for production …

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