Goat Savvy Blog

The Goat Savvy Blog is our mini-journal about goats. It...

-- Let's you know whenever any new Web pages appear on the site

-- keeps you up-to-date with other news about goats, goat health and diseases, helpful tips on sick goats, kidding, and more!

-- keeps you connected to the goat community

We look forward to working together to share knowledge and experiences on this relatively obscure yet fun topic of GOATS!

Goat Diseases

There are countless goat diseases; they are very susceptible to disease and can quickly go from being a healthy goat to a sick goat to a dead goat, even within hours. It can be hard to determine what is wrong and how to treat, but this page is built to help you narrow...

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Acidifying Milk and Milk Replacer

In caring for your baby goats, you may be surprised to learn that acidifying milk has a number of benefits to the health of your growing animals.

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Dehorning Goats

Dehorning goats, also referred to as disbudding, is the process of killing the horn root in order to prevent the horns from growing. Here we will examine benefits and drawbacks to dehorning, as well as techniques available, and what to do if horns persist.

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Goat Health

Goat health is very important to the life and productivity of your animal. It is very important to be preventative in your care, rather than reactive - a healthy goat will have more ways to fight any sickness or infection that may set in.

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Mites in Goats

Lice, mange, scabies, mites in goats: these terms are used to describe parasites that attack your goat's skin, leading to loss of hair, sores, lameness, anemia. Here are some prevention strategies and treatment options in dealing with these ugly pests.

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Nitrate Poisoning

Nitrate poisoning is a concern for all farmers who use pastures for their herds to graze on. While there are certain elements that are beyond the control of the farmer (i.e. weather), there are certain practices methods that will lessen the likelihood of...

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Goat Pastures

Goat pastures are a great way to keep your herds. They have space to run around, and it's a lot easier to be able to provide toys and entertainment in an outdoor space, than it is in a barn. There are several considerations to be made when putting in pastures.

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