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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Can My Goat be Part of a Pet Therapy Program? - Backyard Goats

Add to Favorites Pet therapy programs are currently taking off. People everywhere are realizing the benefits that can come from interaction with animals. These benefits take many forms such as lower levels of anxiety, lower blood pressure, reduced risk of heart attack or stroke, and lower rates of depression.


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Sunday, June 7, 2020

The Risks of Keeping goats with Chickens

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger - Animals have been kept in mixed flocks for centuries. Whether it is mixed poultry, poultry with sheep and cows, or even keeping goats with chickens, written and pictorial records indicate that humans have done this since time immemorial. But what are the risks?


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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Sheep and goat nutrition: Why minerals matter-


Do you supplement your sheep and goats? Do they have access to the nutrients they need each day? As someone who is personally involved in the small-ruminant industry, I have a firsthand understanding of the lack of good-quality, palatable supplements formulated specifically for sheep or goats.



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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Damsels in Distress - Recognize Goat Labor Problems - Backyard Goats

Add to Favorites When your pregnant doe is in distress, there isn't a lot of time to research goat labor problems. Gaining knowledge beforehand about goat labor problems helps you have better outcomes. In order to recognize that a pregnant doe is in distress, you should familiarize yourself with the usual goat kidding signs and the normal course of delivery.


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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Livestock Guard Dog or Family Companion? | MOTHER EARTH NEWS

The first step in selecting a LGD, is determining what role you expect him to perform. This decision can determine which puppy you choose from a litter. It is also essential in correctly providing his earliest experiences and training.


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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Goats aren't just for farms anymore 1


As goat lovers can attest, goats have a lot of personality. More and more people are raising goats as pets rather than commercially for meat or milk. For many first time owners, this is their first experience raising a ruminant animal and they are surprised at how different they are from dogs and cats.


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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Identifying and Treating Goat Pink Eye - Backyard Goats

Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes Goat pink eye, formerly called infectious keratoconjunctivitis, refers to inflammation of both the cornea and conjunctiva. It can be the scourge of an otherwise healthy herd during summer months when flies cluster around eye tissue but is a highly contagious and communicable eye infection in goats at any time of the year.


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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Do You Know the Difference Between Goats and Sheep? - Backyard Goats


Add to Favorites Do you know the difference between goats and sheep? I know, being a fiber goat shepherd, I often see people who mistake one species for the other. Because my Pygora goats can grow a long curly fiber and when fully in fleece, they do resemble sheep.


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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Goat Care, Month to Month - Backyard Goats


Add to Favorites When I first got into raising goats, despite reading livestock books, I was still at a loss when it came to yearly health and management of my herd. Nailing down a schedule for my goats was one of the many challenges I encountered, and I am out to ease those growing pains for Goat Journal readers who still need to make the leap.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

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