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Poisonous Plants for Goats: Avoiding Dastardly Disasters

Do you have poisonous plants for goats on your property? Check this list then consult your extension office to find what else may be local.

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Mini Silky Fainting Goats: Smitten with Silkies
May 2, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

It’s love at first sight when meeting a Mini Silky Fainting goat. The breed, a cross between a long-haired Tennessee Fainter and Nigerian Dwarf goat, was developed by Renee Orr of Sol-Orr Farm of Lignum, Virginia.

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Miniature Goats in the City

Goats aren’t just country creatures anymore. As interest in homesteading continues to expand, a growing number of Americans are bringing pygmy goats into their urban and suburban plots to live out their farming and animal-keeping dreams.

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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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Goat Blue Cheeses!
April 19, 2021 · · Home Dairy

I find there is something extra special about pairing the complexity of goat milk’s flavor with the richness of a good blue mold. The two blue cheeses here are among my favorites.

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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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Breed Profile: San Clemente Goats
April 19, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

San Clemente Island goats are a critically-endangered landrace goat from California. They have a unique gene pool, descended from Creole goats imported to the Americas in the 1500s.

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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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Goats in Kuwait
April 14, 2021 · · Ownership

Was it fate or serendipity, on a Sunday drive, when a chance meeting presented itself to an American woman in a foreign country?

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