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Cheryl K. Smith

Goat Health Care; basic goat management. Author of Goat Health Care (2009) and Raising Goats for Dummies (2010)

Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres

All goat health care, nutrition, judging questions about all goats - packgoats, dairy goats, pygmy goats, meat goats, fleece goats.


Specializing in New Goat Owner understanding of goat physiology, goat anatomy, goat care and herd management. *I am not a veterinarian, any advice and information should be verified by your veterinarian before administering to your goats. (! During times of severe weather in the Midwest, I may experience a delay in internet service due to the interference of the satellite reception - but will answer your questions as soon as service is restored. !) Note: Keep in mind, the goat expert is volunteering her time to help other goat owners, she also runs her farm with her own herd of 100 goats and may not be at her computer at all hours. Questions are answered as soon as she can possibly read and answer them, usually within 24 hours.

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2017-03-26 3 month old with bad leg:

Hi there - I am sorry I am so late in replying but I never received a notice on my phone that I had a question.    He could have injured it or if it was swollen to begin with he could have had an infection

2017-03-23 I lost a baby goat this morning.:

HI LYNN:    I am SO Sorry you lost your baby  -   She had been  going downhill before you noticed in the morning -  goats are very good at hiding illness (a throwback to being wild where they mask illness

2017-03-21 Nigerian Dwf wether:

HI JERI:    how long has he been on the antibiotics at one time? That is A LOT of meds for  one goat in such a short period of time.. 2 months at the outside?  Did he send you home with meds to continue

2017-03-16 Small kid.:

Do you have any oral antibiotics?  If so would certainly start her on those right away.  If not, then would at least give her 2 to 3 days of injectable antibiotics.  Would also give vitamin D and C to

2017-03-11 COLD BUG:

Thanks for the update.  So the "colds" sound more like just bronchial irritation or allergic reaction to things.  Not much more than giving an allergy type medicine, Benadryl works best for goats and I

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