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Goat Lice: Are Your Goats Lousy?
September 14, 2022 · · Health

Goat lice are very common in winter months, and finding them does not mean you are a bad herdsman. If you don’t see them, it doesn’t mean they are not there.

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Veterinarian Breeding Soundness Exam

It is also essential that the buck you select can perform his job well. So, how does one know if a buck can breed well? Enter the breeding soundness examina.

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The Smelly Truth About Goat Reproduction
September 9, 2022 · · Health

If you will be breeding your goats this season you should know the smelly truth about goat reproduction. More than any other animal on the farm, goats alert your nose that breeding season has begun.

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10 Signs of Goat Heat
September 9, 2022 · · Health

Knowing the facts about goats and having the ability to recognize goat heat will equip you to take appropriate measures to either get your doe bred or keep her from getting pregnant, whichever is your goal.

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Tips for Flushing and Other Strategic Weight Gain
September 9, 2022 · · Health

At different points in a goat’s life, you may find that you will need to alter their diets to increase their weight (flushing).

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A Crash Course for Goat Breeding Season
September 9, 2022 · · Health

Call it procreation, replication, or proliferation; goats do it too and they do it well. It’s goat breeding season. 

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10 Tips for a Successful Goat Ultrasound
September 1, 2022 · · Members Only, Ownership

For easier and more accurate results, have the goat fast 12 hours from food and 4 hours from water prior to the ultrasound.

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Back From the Vet: Pink Eye in Goats
September 1, 2022 · · Health, Members Only

One of the common conditions that flies can exacerbate is pink eye or infectious keratoconjunctivitis.

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The Benefits of Co-grazing Goats and Cattle

Co-grazing goats and cattle means maximizing space, weight gain for animals, but also improved land health.

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Breed Profile: Rove Goat
September 1, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Rove goats are the most distinctive ruminants of southern France and possibly one of the oldest landraces. They excel in a pastoral system, leading flocks, providing cheese, and clearing brush.

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