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Kat’s Corner: Ear Tattoos and Sore Mouth in Goats

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CEIT DipHIr QTP answers your questions about sore mouth in goats, the best ink for goat tattoos, bringing kids home, and sourcing pure contents for your goat water trough. 

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How to Milk a Goat: Are You Hurting or Helping?

Knowing how to milk a goat is not quite as simple as it sounds! While nearly anyone can squeeze milk out of teat, milking goats the right way protects the …

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Goat with The Flow – Enthusiasts Rescue Goats From a Volcano
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

This is the courageous story of volunteers donning respirators and donating land and equipment to rescue goats and other livestock from the 2018 Kilauea eruption. And it all started with …

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Helping Kids Live the Goat Life
March 14, 2019 · · Kids' Corner, Ownership

You don’t have to own goats to introduce children to the “goat life.” Youth and volunteer programs give access to farm life even if you reside in the city.

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Breeding Resistance to Scrapie in Goats
March 14, 2019 · · Health

Scrapie in goats is a deadly infectious disease that can shut down an entire operation with a single diagnosis. But scientists have concluded that two naturally occurring goat alleles in the prion gene each confer resistance to classical scrapie. You may already have these genetics in your herd.

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What to Know Before You Buy a Goat
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Whether you are considering goat ownership or adding to your herd, consider some things before you buy a goat. Extra care in the beginning can save expense and heartache down the road.

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Goat Cast Steals The Show
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

A daring theater production staged a bold innovation — a goat cast live on stage! Royal Court Theatre, London, England, ran the play from November 24 to the end of …

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Getting Away
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

When we first moved from our suburban neighborhood to a rural property, one of our concerns was being able to take vacations and get away once we had farm animals. …

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Goat Training Fundamentals
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Goats are learning all the time and can be trained using positive reinforcement techniques, making life more fun and harmonious for you and your goats.

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Odin the Fearless LGD Dog: No Goat Left Behind!

By Lacey Hughett –  When danger or disaster strikes, good LGD dogs like Odin are priceless. They turn potentially tragic stories into triumphs. In 2017, multiple wildfires ravaged through California. …

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