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?
A Guide to Feeding Pregnant and Lactating Goats
It is so important for any creature who is a soon-to-be-momma to have proper nutrition. Why? Because it’s not just for their bodies, it’s for the bodies of their offspring as well. I cannot begin to explain how many occurrences visible at birth in goat kids can be attributed to poor nutrition of their dam … Continue reading A Guide to Feeding Pregnant and Lactating Goats
Redefining Goat Care
Goat Medicine: why does it differ so much from the veterinary medicine of other ‘similar’ creatures? I mentioned this briefly in one of my Instagram posts, which sparked many people to request a longer explanation. I could write for days, but instead I want to focus on a few key reasons as to why goats … Continue reading Redefining Goat Care
Goat Minerals 101
I’ve been waiting to post about this topic, simply because it is one of the most complicated ones! Please note that this blog post only contains some of the basics, and minerals are such an individualized topic that I highly recommend reaching out to me directly for a more in-depth conversation. DISCLAIMER: Mineral needs vary … Continue reading Goat Minerals 101
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
How to Build and Maintain a Strong and Functioning Immune System for Your Goats
Immune support is usually something that I discuss in depth with my clients in my Natural Goat Care Academy. Due to our recent crazy weather, I thought it might be time to put some of the basics down for easy reference! I was prompted to make this post today by the weather that’s currently occurring … Continue reading How to Build and Maintain a Strong and Functioning Immune System for Your Goats
Think Twice Before Deworming Your Goats
This may sound counter-intuitive, and you may be thinking, “well, if I’m worried there is a chance my goats have worms, why don’t I just give them a dewormer?” That question is very sensical, and I understand why many people can and will think like this. To clarify, this post is about the use of … Continue reading Think Twice Before Deworming Your Goats
The Rumen Rumors: How Goat Stomachs Work (Troubleshooting and Treating Digestive Issues)
NOTE: This post contains amazon affiliate links. A small commission will be earned from each purchase. So if you can, please purchase directly from those links, any and all support would be greatly appreciated. Have you ever been told, “goats can eat anything”? No, no they cannot. The rumors of goats being able to consume … Continue reading The Rumen Rumors: How Goat Stomachs Work (Troubleshooting and Treating Digestive Issues)
What to Feed Your Goats: A Detailed Diet Explanation!
NOTE: This post may contain affiliate links from which I will earn a small commission. Any and all support is greatly appreciated! Goat diets … probably the most varied way of care amongst all goat owners. Everyone has a different diet for their herd, and as you will learn later in this post, it is … Continue reading What to Feed Your Goats: A Detailed Diet Explanation!