We have been raising goats for decades and have learned a lot through first hand experience. We always try to provide the best possible care for the animals who entrust us with their health.
Many emergency situations can be avoided through good preventative management and we hope the following resources will lead to discussions about the practices you implement on your farm, and any room you might see to improve the health and wellbeing of your own stock.
Because they evolved as browsing animals, goats are naturally more susceptible to internal parasites than traditional grazing livestock.
Like other mammals, goats can host external parasites such as lice, mites, and ticks.
We respect that the choice to vaccinate or not is one each herd manager must make depending on their own assessment of risks and benefits.
Careful selection of breeding animals and implementation of an effective breeding strategy are critical to ensuring the success of a program.
There are many variables surrounding birth and the neonatal period that can influence the success of a kidding season.
*Please note that information on our website reflects what we do with our herd and does not constitute a recommendation for any other animals. Please consult with your veterinarian to develop a protocol best suited to your situation.