Goat Health Care; basic goat management. Author of Goat Health Care (2009) and Raising Goats for Dummies (2010)
Publisher of Goat Health Care, www.goathealthcare.com. I have raised miniature dairy goats since 1998. I published Ruminations, the Nigerian Dwarf and Mini Dairy Goat magazine for 7 years and mentor other goat owners, as I was mentored for my first years.
American Goat Society (AGS), The Miniature Goat Registry (TMGR)
Raising Goats for Dummies (author) Goat Health Care (Editor and Author), Ruminations, Dairy Goat Journal, Issues in Law and Medicine, Topics in Health Records Management, Oregon Bar Bulletin, Midwifery Today, Countryside
BS, Health Information Administration JD, Law
I love the intelligence and curiosity of goats.
To continue to develop the Oberian (miniature Oberhasli) breed.
If you don't have any BoSe on hand, you can break open a capsule of vitamin E and give orally to help a weak kid.
Goats can get Ovine Progressive Pneumonia virus (OPPV) (the sheep version of caprine arthritis encephalitis virus (CAEV). Goats also need much more copper than sheep, so if they share minerals, sheep may get copper toxicity or goats may become copper deficient.
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Have you run a CMT to look for subclinical mastitis? That is one possibility. Do you have banamine? Has she gotten worse or better since you wrote? Many people recommend just stopping with the milking
Rita, I am sorry for the time lag on response. I didn't see your question. I am not really sure how to advise on this in light of the fact that vets cannot even figure it out. Have you tried putting
Nora, I am obviously not using my head. It is breeding season, so you may be right. She is in heat. It is every three weeks and lasts for one to 3 days. No, it would not be a whole season. The does
Norao I thought you had said you got her in June. If so, there is a chance she could be pregnant. That is why I wondered if she was getting an udder. Anyway, that is probably not related to her behavior
A couple of ideas. Is there anyway to fence off part of your barn so they can be near but she cannot get to them? Do you just have one hay feeder (I notice you said you scatter it around -- goats should