goat-health

A Guide to Eye Problems and Eye Infections in Goats
September 1, 2019 · · Health

The most important part of owning goats is keeping them healthy, and the best way to do this is to examine them regularly and act fast when you see a problem developing. While eye infections in goats are common, they are generally easy to treat and, if caught early, leave no lasting problems.

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Kat’s Corner: Answers about What to Feed Goats

By Katherine Drovdahl MH, CA, CR, DipHIr, CEIT, QTP Kat’s Caprine Corner answers your pressing goat questions. In this issue: What to feed goats. And will poison hemlock hurt my …

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Poisonous Plants for Goats: Avoiding Dastardly Disasters

by Katherine Drovdahl MH CR CA CEIT DipHIr QTP Do you have poisonous plants for goats on your property? Check this list then consult your extension office find what else …

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Pneumonia In Goats
March 14, 2019 · · Health

If you raise goats, sooner or later you will have to deal with pneumonia in goats. It is a common illness in goats, which can occur in both kids and adults.

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The Goat Barn: Basic Kidding

While goat owners who have never had a goat give birth may be worried about getting them through the process safely, the reality is that with proper nutrition and care, the process usually goes smoothly — as nature intended.

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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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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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Scrapie in Goats, and Other Prion Diseases
March 14, 2019 · · Health

Scrapie in goats is just one of several prion diseases. They have no cure and can bring down an entire goat or sheep operation with one diagnosis. But what are prion diseases and why won’t antibiotics help?

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Tube Feeding Baby Goats
March 14, 2019 · · Health

Feeding baby goats with a tube can save weak or premature kids. Learn how to properly insert the tube, avoid inundating the lungs, to get precious colostrum into their tummies during a critical moment.

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Coccidiosis in Goats: A Kid Killer
March 14, 2019 · · Health

Coccidiosis in goats is stressful enough but can kill a kid. But if you catch it soon enough, you can use many goat coccidia treatments for newborn kids.

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