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Listeriosis in Goats

listeriosis in goats

Did you know that listeriosis is a common disease in goats? Listeriosis is caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes and can lead to serious health problems in goats, including death. Fortunately, there are several ways to prevent and treat listeriosis in goats. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what listeriosis is, how to prevent it, […]

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Kidding Kits: What You Need Before Your Goat Gives Birth

kidding kit

Getting ready for your goats to kid is an exciting process, but do you have your goat kidding kit ready for the moment your doe goes into labor? Having these things on hand will help you head off any emergency situations.  They will prevent you from catching yourself in the middle of kidding (a screaming […]

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Goat Eyes

goat eyes

Our furry farm friends are great companions, but they can be susceptible to specific health problems like us. Some of the more common health problems for goats occur in goat eyes. What are common eye problems in goats – and how can you treat and prevent them? Most eye problems in goats are caused by […]

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Angora Goats

angora goat

Looking for a new friendly pet that isn’t a dog or a cat? Or, perhaps you are looking to tap into the mohair market to turn a profit. Either way, Angora goats are spectacular additions to any homestead. With the proper care and maintenance, housing this breed of goat will positively contribute to your homestead. […]

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Joint Ill or Navel Ill? — Things to Know About Caring for Umbilical Cords

Joint ill or Navel ill in goats

Does your goat’s umbilicus seem hot, painful, and moist? Are you wondering why its joints are swollen, thus preventing him from standing up? Don’t overlook these signs because they could indicate that your animal is suffering from a potentially deadly infection called joint ill or navel ill! But what is the difference between these two […]

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Disbudding Goats: 3 Helpful Ways on How to Disbud Goats

disbudding goats

Do your goats fight against each other and injure other herd members with their horns? Do you struggle milking and handling them because of their aggressive tendencies? In these situations, disbudding goats may be the most common suggestion you’ll ever hear from experienced goat farm owners. But what is disbudding, and how can you and […]

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Goat Milk What Can It Be Used For?

goat milk

The minute you fall in love with raising goats, you probably ask yourself, what is goat milk used for? Because you’re most likely thinking of adding a few (or 20) goats to your herd. But what can you do with their milk to turn a profit, or even just as a hobby or provide for […]

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Savanna Goat Breed – Everything You Need to Know

savanna goat breed

This goat breed looks as white as snow on the outside but they’re actually black-skinned. It may look vulnerable and weak, but it’s a breed designed to survive the harshest conditions of the African savanna. Can you recognize what breed of goat it is? It’s not the famous Boer goat or Saanen — it actually […]

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