livestock

Can Goats Eat Christmas Trees?
December 20, 2021 · · Ask The Expert

Can goats eat Christmas trees? The simple answer is yes, they can. The real question is whether goats should. Trees can be treated with fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, growth regulators, color enhancers, and flame retardants during their lifespan.

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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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Saving the Arapawa Goats
November 16, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites “They’re a rare breed” is more than just an expression at a south-central Kansas zoo. Officials say the Arapawa “Island” Goat, also known as the New Zealand …

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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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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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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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Icelandic Goat: Conservation Through Farming
September 18, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites A passionate young woman and her family battle against cultural and legal obstacles to save a unique and endearing rare goat breed, the Icelandic goat. Her animals …

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How to Prevent Foot Rot in Goats
September 3, 2021 · · Health

Have you seen your goat limping? While it is not the cause of all limping and soreness, foot rot in goats should be suspected.

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Helping Kids Live the Goat Life
August 17, 2021 · · Kids' Corner

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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Goat Training Fundamentals
August 2, 2021 · · 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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