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Kat’s Corner: Goat Bloat and Summer Heat

Will feeding the peels from my canning projects cause goat bloat? And how can I keep my goat healthy during hot weather? Katherine answers reader questions about caprine health in each issue of Goat Journal.

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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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Goat Worms and Other Medicine Considerations
March 14, 2019 · · Health

Anyone raising goats for any length of time has had a sick animal, whether with goat worms or infections. Our primary concern is doing whatever is necessary to get the goat well, as soon as possible.

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Breed Profile: Poitou Goat
March 14, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites Breed: Poitou goat, Poitevine goat, or Poitevin goat. In French, the female is chèvre Poitevine, while the male is bouc Poitevin. Origin: Poitou goats are known in …

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Goat Games Reveal Caprine Intelligence
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites Goat games are fun to watch, and watching goats is a hobby of mine. Once they get used to my presence and go back to browsing as …

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How to Raise Dairy Goats for Organic Goat Milk

When you’re learning goat farming basics, it pays to ask yourself if you want to raise your dairy goats for organic goat milk. It’s a question asked more frequently, as people in the U.S. get more interested in growing and eating organic foods.

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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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8 Uses for Whey Around the Homestead
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites Don’t throw out valuable products! There are many uses for whey around the homestead. As with coffee grounds for plants or cornhusks for mulch, these valuable byproducts …

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How to Choose a Culture

Probably the most often asked question from new cheesemakers is how to choose a culture. This can be a daunting task, but made much simpler when you have a basic understanding of how and why the cultures work.

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Types of Coagulants for Cheesemaking

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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