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Sore Mouth in Goats
March 14, 2019 · · Ask The Expert, Health

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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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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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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Goat Lice: Are Your Goats Lousy?
March 14, 2019 · · 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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Pregnant Goat Care
March 14, 2019 · · 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 …

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Deep Freeze! How to Keep Goats Warm in Cold Weather
March 14, 2019 · · Health

How cold is too cold for a goat? Temperature can be the least of challenges when determining how to keep goats warm in cold weather. I’ve lived in cold climates …

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Goat Meat Recipes: The Forgotten Food

Goat meat recipes may have slipped out of popularity in the United States, but goat is the most widely consumed red meat worldwide.

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The Secret Life of a Goat Caddy
March 14, 2019 · · Kids' Corner, Ownership

In the mountains of Oregon, 150 young goats applied to a rigorous training program for a job that promised to rescue them from the dead-end restaurant service they were born …

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A Weekend at Rendy
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

I pulled into the 2018 North American Pack Goat Association (NAPgA) Rendezvous nervous and unsure of what to expect. My nervousness lasted about 10 minutes and by the end of …

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Goats Prefer People with Smiling, Happy Faces
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy, Ownership

Researchers aimed to find out by watching goats at Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats, England, and recording their reactions to photographs of different human expressions. They found that goats prefer people who were smiling.

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