Goat Health Care

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by Cheryl K. Smith
 
Whether you’re planning to get a goat or have had a herd for years, you’ll find yourself referring to this practical guide again and again. It contains reprints of some of the most popular articles in Ruminations magazine from 2001 through 2007, as well as other information to make it a basic health care book for any goat owner.
 
Goat Health Care will tell you about:
 
* how to understand your goat and use your knowledge to identify illness
* routine goat care tips and how-to’s, including feeding, hoof trimming, giving injections and more
* breeding, kidding and kid care
* common and not-so-common goat health issues
* veterinary medications and dosages used for goats
* home remedies
* natural and herbal care for goats
* dealing with the death of a goat
* other resources to help you keep your goats healthy
 
Table of Contents
 
1. Understanding Your Goat * Troubleshooting Goat Health Problems * Goat Health Record * The Ruminant Stomach * Goat Teeth * Goat Sociology
2. Routine Care * Fencing and Shelter * Feeding * The Stanchion * Rotational Grazing * The Ideal Pasture * Supplements * Hoof Trimming * FAMACHA * Creating "Super Worms" * Parasite Control * Giving Injections * Drawing Blood * Vaccinations * Cold Weather Goat Care
3. Breeding, Pregnancy and Kidding * Pre-breeding * Inbreeding—Good or Bad? * Why AI? * Hypocalcemia: How to Recognize, Treat and Prevent It * Ketosis: What Is It and How Does It Happen? * Abortion in Goats of North America * How to "Read" Ligaments * Kidding for Beginners * A Difficult Kidding * Other Kid Positions * A Difficult Kidding: Part II * Acquired Birth Defects in Kids
4. Kid Care * Post-Kidding * Tube Feeding a Weak Kid * Floppy Kid Syndrome * Correcting Hyperflexed Legs in a Newborn Kid * Navel Ill * Feeding Kids * Why Disbud? * Disbudding—A Learn-as-you-go Adventure * Castrating Your Buckling * Tattooing and Microchipping * A Word About Milk Goiter * Coccidiosis
5. Health Issues * Bloat * Brucellosis * Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis Virus (CAEV) * Caseous Lymphadenitis (CLA) * Caprine Chlamydiosis * Copper Deficiency in Dairy Goats * Tyzzer’s Disease and Copper Deficiency * Coughing Caprines * Enterotoxemia * Foot Rot * Johne’s Disease * Those Pesky Lice! * Listeriosis * Mastitis * Gastrointestinal Parasites * Pinkeye * Pneumonia * Polioencephalomalacia (Goat Polio) * Poisoning * Prussic Acid Poisoning * Q Fever * Rabies * Ringworm * Scrapie * Soremouth * Sunburn * Tetanus * Preventing Urinary Calculi
6. Medications * Injectable Antibiotics * Injectable Vitamins and Minerals * Miscellaneous Injectables * IV/SQ Solutions * Oral Antibiotics/Antibacterials… * Miscellaneous Oral Products * Oral Pain and Anti-inflammatory Medications * Other Miscellaneous Products * Mastitis Detection and Treatment * Drugs for Intramammary Use * Anthelmintics (Dewormers) * Anticoccidial Products * Natural Care and Home Remedies * Home Remedies * Herbal Remedies * Fighting Flies in the Goat Barn * Alternatives: Herbal Remedies * Alternatives: Teeth * Alternatives: Breeding * Alternatives: Pre-kidding * Alternatives: Parasites * Goat Massage 101
7. Letting Go * Euthanasia * Disposal of the Body * Bereavement
8. Resources
9. Index Goat Health Care
 
255 pages.