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Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres


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

Experience in the area

27 years health care/nutrition of all types of goats, 17 years experience in packgoats, 20 years experience in 4H goat projects as leader, superintendent and judge. 20 years experience in putting on goat care/nutrition seminars.


NAPgA, The Evergreen Packgoat Club, 4H, ADGA.


Hobby Farm, many newspapers, 4H newsletters, Packgoat Manuals (youth and general), judging information pamphlets, seminar handouts about health care and nutrition.


4 years of college, ongoing education in goats.

Awards and Honors

Small Farm Award of Thurston County

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Recent Answers from Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres

2017-02-09 Pygmy goat:

First off, there are never any dumb questions, really, especially with goats.  I am constantly learning more and more as I work with them.  Okay, so what I usually do to drench a goat is stand over it

2017-02-09 Pygmy goat:

thanks for the update. glad he is pooping. sounds like urinary calculi. use concentrated lemon juice given orally every 2 hours for 4 doses, then repeat the next day. dose is 1 cup of lemon concentrate

2017-02-09 Pygmy goat:

Is his pee a normal color?  Would try the lemon juice that I think we talked about before. Let me know.    I kow we discussed urinary calculi. but it sounds like he is peeing okay?  he could have a urinary

2017-02-07 mini nubians rear feet:

Are they all related? If related this can be due to genetics.  If not, then the malformation can be due to selenium deficiency or biotin deficiency.  Even though the minerals you have may include selenium

2017-01-28 infected vulva:

Unfortunately orf can cause lesions in the skin around the vulva and soft undertail area.  I would say the buck did infect the doe with orf there.  Yes to quarantine until lesions/area of concern has cleared


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