Treating Polio & Listeriosis in Goats

Polio (Polioencephalomalacia) and Listeriosis (also referred to as “Listeria”) are two, unfortunately, highly common neurological illnesses in goats. Often when we hear about one, we hear about the other, because they appear very similarly. So much so that many people just refer to the issue as “polio/listeriosis.” When they treat for one, they also treat … Continue reading Treating Polio & Listeriosis in Goats

How Much Does Your Soil’s Mineral Level Affect Your Goats?

How much does your soil mineral content/forage mineral content actually impact your goats? I have heard from many industry professionals, vets, blogs, and goat owners to check and be aware of your soil mineral levels to determine how you need to supplement your goats. I cannot tell you how many people have come to me … Continue reading How Much Does Your Soil’s Mineral Level Affect Your Goats?

Preventing & Treating Coccidiosis in Goats

What is Coccidiosis? Coccidiosis is a parasitic infestation in goats caused by the parasite Coccidia. Coccidia is not a worm, it is a protozoa. This means that regular dewormers (chemical ones, in particular) do not affect it. Luckily, natural dewormers work very effectively for Coccidia. Coccidia (aka Cocci [pronounced Kok-see]) has been known to cause … Continue reading Preventing & Treating Coccidiosis in Goats

Caring for Goat Kids: From Birth to Weaning

Goat kids: bouncy, lovable, adorable…and difficult! Today I want to talk about goat kid care—everything from what to do right after birth, to bottle feeding, to weaning! Prepping for birth: While this is not a post dedicated to pregnancy, kidding prep, etc., it is important to have a complete first aid kit by your side … Continue reading Caring for Goat Kids: From Birth to Weaning

So You Think You Want Goats: Things to Know Before Becoming a Goat Owner

Goats are the best, and if you are searching online for goat information, you’ll see their adorable ears, their cute noses, their fuzzy faces, their gorgeous eyes, and of course, you will see a lot of wildly adorable baby goats! What’s the catch? There’s NO way anything can be bad enough to take your attention … Continue reading So You Think You Want Goats: Things to Know Before Becoming a Goat Owner

The Underweight Goat: A Nourishing Regimen for Productive Weight Gain

Disclosure: This post may contain Amazon Affiliate Links, from which I will earn a commission. Whether you have just rescued a goat, have one bouncing back from a rough parasite load, or just need to get weight on that hard keeper—putting weight on a goat is a whole body endeavor; you need to nourish and … Continue reading The Underweight Goat: A Nourishing Regimen for Productive Weight Gain