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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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Biosecurity and Goat Husbandry: What You Should Know About M. ovipneumoniae
December 9, 2021 · · Health

Add to Favorites  By Karen Kopf – At Kopf Canyon Ranch, just outside of Moscow, Idaho, we raise Kiko goats for meat and breeding stock. Our goat husbandry practice is to …

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Travel Tips Make the Long Haul Easier
December 7, 2021 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites By Joseph Larsen – Traveling with goats is always a challenge but there are some tips my family, the Larsens of Colorado, have learned by trial and error …

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Kat’s Caprine Corner: Freezing Goats and Winter Coats

It’s freezing! Goats get cold, too. But when do they need extra winter protection from predators and the elements?

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Types of Coagulants for Cheesemaking
October 31, 2021 · · Home Dairy

Coagulating substances obtained from plants were probably the earliest alternative “rennets” and are what you would call true vegetable rennets. There’s a surprisingly long list of plant-based coagulants available.

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Breath of Life – Looking after Goats’ Lungs

Add to Favorites By Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR DipHIr CEIT QTP Looking after goats can be challenging. Of all the conditions that can affect goats, lungs tend to be …

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Pregnant Goat Care
October 25, 2021 · · Health, Kids' Corner

It’s that time of year when many goat owners focus on pregnant goat care, as they’re either preparing to breed or have already bred their does. Spring kidding is one of my favorite times of the year on the farm and there is much to do to prepare yourself and your doe for the new arrivals.

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All About Goat Wattles
October 15, 2021 · · Ownership

By general consensus of those who have attempted to define them, goat wattles are simply hair-covered appendages of flesh hanging from the throat area. hanging from the throat area. There are goat breeders themselves who have interesting theories on how, why, and what goat wattles are for.

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Rent a Goat, Build a Career!
October 15, 2021 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites Jax Taylor’s rent-a-goat business started with heartbreak. Discharged from the Army, she searched for job prospects so she wouldn’t have to rehome her goats. The result morphed into …

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What to Do About Mastitis and Uneven Udders
October 7, 2021 · · Health

Sometimes mastitis just happens. Even though the barn lot is kept dry and the bedding clean, the prewash and post-milking spray used effectively, sometimes an individual will exhibit signs of mastitis.

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