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Firefighting Goats: How Californians Use Goats To Prevent Wildfires

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The state of California is no stranger to wildfires. As of August 2023, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) reported around 4,746 wildfire incidents across the state, a combined year-to-date statistics from CAL FIRE and the US Forest Service. Many people don’t realize that an abundance of rain at the beginning […]

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Dozens Of Goats Caused Mayhem In California Neighborhood

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July 2023, California—A dozen goats escaped from their pen in Pinole, California, on July 26. They quickly ran to a residential neighborhood, where they immediately started eating the neighborhood’s trees, shrubs, and flowers. Police arrived and helped herd them back to their enclosure without issue. This isn’t the first time goats have caused mayhem in […]

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Beetal Goat Breed Profile

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The Beetal goat is an attractive, hardy breed that is known for its large body, beardless face, Roman nose, and many economical purposes as meat and milk producers. With origins in the Punjab region of South Asia, these goats have gained recognition for their high-quality meat and milk production. They also have no-fuss needs, making […]

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Heat Stroke in Goats: The Signs, Prevention and Treatment Tips

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Does your goat pant excessively and breathe rapidly with its mouth open while it’s out and about in the pasture? Does he refuse to eat or drink and drool and look weak? If that’s the case, you must watch out because those are some of the symptoms of heat stroke in goats. While it’s not […]

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Sarda Goat Breed Profile

Sarda Goat Breed

The Sarda goat breed is known for its versatility and adaptability to various environmental conditions. Originating from the Sardinia hillside region in Italy, these domestic goats have gained recognition for their exceptional meat and milk production capabilities. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the characteristics, uses, and care requirements of the Sarda goat breed. […]

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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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Weird Goat Breeds: Meet These Unusual Looking Goats!

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If you think goats are just your average barnyard animal, think again! While there are the classic breeds like the Boer or the Alpine, the goat world is also full of some truly bizarre specimens. From curly-coated goats that look like they went through a perm to goats that tower over humans, we’re about to […]

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Arapawa Goats: Everything You Need To Know About This Rare Breed

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When you think of goats, what comes to mind? Perhaps you picture a cute and cuddly animal, or maybe you think about their milk or meat. But for me, the first thing that comes to mind is the Arapawa goat – a breed that is sassy, defiant, and friendly all at the same time! Arapawa […]

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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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