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Enterotoxemia

Would activated charcoal help with binding the toxins?

St. Johns County FL Posted 22 days ago

insect control

I was wanting info on the best/safest bug control for our goats. They spend time in our pasture and woods. We want to keep them bug clean especially ticks and lice.

Jefferson County TN goats Posted 22 days ago

Pasture for dairy goat

I would like to plant a pasture for my three dairy goats to add nutrition to their diet and reduce our expenses for food. However whatever goats eat can change the taste of their milk. I live in Lincoln county, NV. I'm surrounded by alfalfa fields do I know that my soil can't be too terrible. My soil does seem to be very clay like. I found some goat pasture seeds online. It contains alfalfa, fescue grass, orchard grass, forage chicory, birdsfoot trefoil, sanfoin, red clover. Do you know how this will affect my goats milk taste? Would you recommend these in my pasture? What size pasture do I need for three dairy goats?



Lincoln County NV Posted 24 days ago

pasture rotation for goats

I struggled last year with a very high stomach worm load. My goats were on irrigated pasture and were not getting rotated. I have purchased the mesh, movable electric fencing and can now rotate them (total of about 3.5 acres of grass). I have a 200' x 200' pasture with 5 goats 1-9 years old. How long should I graze in one area? How long should I let that area rest before putting them back on? My plan is to grow the grass to above 3", let them graze it down to 3", then move them (maybe taking 1-2 weeks for this cycle to complete). But will this really help with my internal parasites, or is all this a waste of my time? I have been working with a local veterinarian on treatment as well, but they have been vague about pasture rotation to break up the parasite cycle. Thank you for your help.

Deschutes County OR Posted 30 days ago

Dairy goat eating sorghum seed

I have been feeding my Nigerian dwarf dairy goats sorghum grain that has been cooked in avocado oil for “popped sorghum”. I get the grains that didn’t pop. Similar to old maids left from popped corn. Is this okay for my goats to eat? They love it but I don’t want to cause harm to the rumen. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you in advance, Becky

Columbia County OR dairy goats goat health Posted 6 months ago

Zinc deficiency in goats

Could you please help me understand zinc deficiency in goats and supplement use as a treatment. Zinpro was recommended by my veterinarian. If you have any suggestions on where it could be purchased in Maine.

Piscataquis County Maine goats Posted about 1 year ago

Silver Lace Vine and goats

Is it safe to plant Silver Lace Vine around goats?

Montague County Texas Posted about 1 year ago

Udder Edema vs Mastitis

How do I know if my goat has edema or mastitis? She kidded 6 days ago but her bag is hard though giving a small amount of milk which is not clumpy or stringy. She kidded triples but has since lost two. I have been supplementing the remaining kid with 4 oz. twice a day. I don't want use mastitis drugs if not necessary. Please help. Thank you.

Becker County Minnesota Posted about 1 year ago

Lilac leaves?

Our goats seem to like leaves of lilac and have not gotten sick so still not sure about the plants. My babies nibble on lilac leaves and I try to keep them from eating those leaves but still kids go back to lilac. It’s in their pen

Posted about 1 year ago

Adopting Nigerian Dwarf Goats

Hello,
I am wondering about some basic procedures on adopting some Nigerian Dwarf goats. I currently have three goats ( 2 female 1 male-all Nigerian dwarf). Tomorrow I plan on adopting three more from an unfit home. That being said I am concerned about bringing disease into a seemingly healthy herd. What are some important signs I should look out for when visiting the goats tomorrow? I have a quarantine area ready for them but I am unsure when I could merge them together. Are there behavioral things I should look out for as well when merging my herd? The new goats will be all three females ranging from a few months old to two years. Thank you for your help.

Weld County Colorado goats Posted about 1 year ago