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Coccidiosis in Goats: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

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Ever heard about Coccidiosis in goats? Coccidiosis, a common parasitic infection in goats, is caused by various species of coccidia that affect the intestinal tract. Particularly threatening to young goats, this disease can lead to diarrhea, dehydration, and weight loss, impacting overall herd health. When left untreated, it is usually deadly—especially in young kids. Let’s […]

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Dehydration in Goats: The Risk and Treatment For Your Herd

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Dehydration is a serious and potentially fatal condition that can affect goats of all ages. Believe it or not, dehydration isn’t just something you need to worry about during the hot summer months. The primary cause of dehydration in goats is the loss of fluids through sweating, urination, and defecation, as well as limited access […]

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Hoof Abscess in Goats: The Cause, Signs and Treatment Options

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Did your goat get injured recently in the hoof and now struggle to walk or get up due to excruciating pain? If yes, you may need to examine his injury because that may be one of the cases of hoof abscess in goats. It’s a contagious disease among ruminants that usually occurs in marshy pastures […]

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How to Keep Goats From Eating Trees: 9 Goat-Proofing Tips

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Raising goats in your homestead or farm is fun until one of them starts feeding on the trees’ leaves and stripping off the bark of the trees. While that’s a normal thing for goats, that can damage the trees in the long run, so you probably wonder how to keep goats from eating trees. But […]

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9 Creative Goat Business Ideas

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Goat businesses have gained traction in recent years, offering ag-based entrepreneurs a unique and versatile range of opportunities. These goat business ideas extend beyond traditional farming, encompassing dairy production, meat processing, fiber crafting, and even innovative concepts like goat yoga, hiking, cuddling, and full goat farm tours. Whether you’re seeking a profitable agribusiness, an eco-conscious […]

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Thiamine for Goats: Understanding its Importance and Application

Ever consider giving your goats thiamine? If it came across your mind, what is thiamine for goats? And how does it affect your herd? Thiamine, also known as Vitamin B1, is a fundamental nutrient for goats. This water-soluble vitamin is pivotal in the metabolic processes that convert carbohydrates into energy and maintain a healthy nervous […]

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Goat Anemia: What Goat Keepers Should Know

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Goat anemia is characterized by a decrease in goats’ red blood cell count or hemoglobin levels. It is a serious health concern that can result in weakness, stunted growth, and even death if left untreated. Understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatment of goat anemia is crucial for maintaining the health and well-being of your goats. […]

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Do Goats Sweat? What You Need To Know

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The simple and straightforward answer to the question “Do Goats Sweat?” is YES, they do. However, their sweat is different from ours. They don’t produce sweat like we do or expel it quite like us. Goats don’t have sweat glands, which are basically the express route. And goats just don’t have that. Instead, they slowly […]

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Sore Mouth in Goats: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

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Sore mouth, also known as contagious ecthyma or Orf, is a highly contagious viral disease that affects goats worldwide. It is characterized by the development of painful sores or lesions on the lips, gums, tongue, and sometimes on the udder or teats. A sore mouth can significantly impact the health and productivity of goats, making […]

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Sick Goat Won’t Get Up: How to Help

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If your sick goat won’t get back up, you’ve got to act fast to save them. I understand that it’s scary having a goat who is down and refuses to stand back up. So in this article, I’ll cover the most common issues that would cause a sick goat to lie down and not stand […]

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