Content tagged "goat health"

Goat Vaccination Program

Goats Updated: June 15, 2016

Vaccination protocols should be minimally aimed toward the prevention of diseases in your herd and should be developed in consultation with your local...

Goat Parasites

Goats Updated: November 16, 2015

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Goat Herd Health

Goats Updated: November 10, 2015

 

Small Ruminant Medications: How to Stay Within the Law

Goats Updated: November 10, 2015

  Very few medications are approved for use in goats and sheep. Indeed, “a critical shortage of approved animal drugs for minor uses and minor species...

The Inspection Process of Goats

Goats Updated: November 10, 2015

  Because food safety is of a great concern to consumers, it is important that producers play their part in ensuring the safety of the food supply. This can...

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points

Goats Updated: November 10, 2015

  The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) process allows producers to converse with wholesale food processing customers using the same food...

Goat Quality Assurance

Goats Updated: November 10, 2015

   By Jeff Fisher, Ohio State University Extension, Pike CountyAdminister all products labeled for IM (intramuscular) use in the neck region only, in front...

Vitamin E

Goats Updated: November 10, 2015

   Vitamin E deficiency causes nutritional muscular dystrophy,or white muscle disease. This usually occurs when feeding silage or old hay. Signs include...

Vitamin D

Goats Updated: November 10, 2015

   Vitamin D is important in bone formation. It stimulates both calcium and phosphorous release.Clinical Signs of vitamin D deficiency include bowed legs,...

Vitamin A

Goats Updated: November 10, 2015

   Signs of vitamin A deficiency include poor appetite, weight loss, unthrifty appearance with a poor hair coat, night blindness and a thick nasal...

Sulfur

Goats Updated: November 10, 2015

   Sulfur is important in hair quality and protein development. Signs of deficiency include tearing, salivation and hair loss. Additional information about...

Salt

Goats Updated: November 10, 2015

   Goats that lack sodium may lick dirt and show reduced growth and feed intake as well as reduced milk production. Sodium chloride can be provided free...

Phosphorus

Goats Updated: November 10, 2015

   Phosphorus is required for both soft tissue and bone growth. Clinical signs of a deficiency include slowed growth for abnormal substance and unthrifty...

Goat Musculoskeletal Diseases

Goats Updated: November 10, 2015

   

Goat Integumentary Diseases

Goats Updated: November 10, 2015

   

Goat Ophthalmic Diseases

Goats Updated: November 09, 2015

   

Ringworm

Goats Updated: November 09, 2015

   Ringworm is a fungal disease, caused by one of four species. It is transmitted by direct or indirect contact with contaminated equipment or environment....

Orf, Contagious Ecthyma, Sore Mouth

Goats Updated: November 09, 2015

    This disease affects sheep and goats and is caused by a highly contagious virus. Lesions most commonly occur on the mouth and face but can also occur on...

Goat Control Programs

Goats Updated: November 03, 2015

 

Goat Parasites Phase 2

Goats Updated: November 03, 2015

During Phase 2, eggs are deposited on the pasture though the goats' feces. The extent of pasture contamination during Phase 2 is affected mainly by stocking...

Goat Parasites Phase 3

Goats Updated: November 03, 2015

Development and survival of the free-living stages during Phase 3 depends on prevailing environmental (temperature and moisture) and nutritional (oxygen and...

Goat Parasites Phase 4

Goats Updated: November 03, 2015

The infectious stage, Phase 4, is affected by stocking rate in two ways. If the same animals are still grazing the pasture, the stocking rate determines how...

Goat Parasites Phase 1

Goats Updated: November 03, 2015

During Phase 1, the parasite has to develop and survive in the host. After ingestion, infective larvae lose their protective sheath and invade the mucosa, or...

Goat General Health

Goats Updated: November 02, 2015

Goat Injections

Goats Updated: October 31, 2015

Administration of injectable medications is sometimes necessary in the routine management of goat herds. The following recommendations are guidelines for...

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