Health

5 Common Illnesses Within a Goat’s Nose
May 24, 2021 · · Health

Many goat illnesses begin with telltale signs in a goat’s nose and nasal passage. A runny nose can escalate quickly, turning into an upper respiratory condition or even pneumonia.

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Swollen Joints in Goats and Other Knee-Related Concerns
May 22, 2021 · · Health

Caring for swollen joints in goats involves identifying the cause. As jumpers and climbers extraordinaire, goats are heavily reliant on their associated “equipment.” Among the most important and intricate are their joints — the knees and hocks.

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Meningeal Worms and Goats

Meningeal worms are a parasite that primarily lives in the digestive systems of white-tailed deer. Brain worms transmit to other, less-resistant hosts, often resulting in behavioral changes, weakness, and death in infected animals.

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What to Do for a Goat Horn Injury
May 10, 2021 · · Health

Horns crack, chip, and break. Depending on where in the horn structure this occurs, a goat horn injury can range from unremarkable to life-threatening.

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Tube Feeding Baby Goats

Feeding baby goats with a tube can save weak or premature kids. Learn how to properly insert the tube, avoid inundating the lungs, to get precious colostrum into their tummies during a critical moment.

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Bottle Feeding Baby Goats
April 21, 2021 · · Health

There are reasons you might choose bottle-feeding baby goats over dam-raising them. Whatever the reason, you likely have many questions.

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A Story on Patent Urachus
April 21, 2021 · · Health

Patent urachus is a syndrome that occurs when this opening does not seal off correctly and urine leaks through the umbilical cord.

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Health Hazards from Broken and Missing Teeth
April 19, 2021 · · Health

Dental issues in aging goats are something to be aware of. Broken and worn teeth can cause a host of problems, so the goat owner needs to better understand an animal’s ability to gather, eat, and digest their food.

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Saving a Weak Baby Goat
April 19, 2021 · · Health

While most kids will arrive perfectly healthy and will need little assistance from you, knowing what to watch for and how to intervene quickly may enable you to save a weak baby goat.

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Baby Goat Care: Bottle, Udder, or Both?
April 14, 2021 · · Health

Before spring kids arrive, think about how you want to raise them. Will you bottle raise them, dam raise them, or do a little of both?

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