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  1. Health & Wellness
    It was quite a while ago that I got information here about individual mineral buffet and was linked to Little Avalon Farm. I just wanted to put up a post specifically about it because Megan, the woman who runs it, is incredible. The starter kit has been on sale for 125$ (free shipping over 75$)...
  2. Health & Wellness
    We were moving and my goat and sheep b12 liquid froze. Is it still okay to give or do I need to throw it out?
  3. Goat Management
    Hey guys, With an expensive kidding year, I've been doing some thinking about costs and how I could save. I was wondering, is there a way or recipes for making probiotics and nutriant rich drenches for ill goats. I use power punch goat drench currently and it is $21 a bottle, or it was a year...
  4. Goat Management
    I got some penicillin at my local co-op this morning, and they were saying starting next year they won't be able to sell it or other things like it, because of incoming regulations!:oops: Has anyone else heard this? I just wanted to let people know just in case this is wide spread, so you all...
  5. Health & Wellness
    I've always found it interesting how in olden times, in some cases, people could cure ailments with just herbs. Now I'm thinking could I do that for my goats? Wouldn't that save money? But I don't know where to start. I would like to grow the plants myself. Do y'all have a beginners list of top...
  6. Health & Wellness
    So, I noticed that Flower’s horns were peeling a little and figured that was normal. They are growing and finally gaining weight like they should. However, when I came home today there was way more peeling, and Snowball looked like he had rubbed the tips on something… I read that it’s pretty...
  7. Health & Wellness
    Hello everyone. First post here. Long time lurker. Thanks for all the info over the years. I noticed abscesses on two of my goats this week. I’m worried it’s CL. A vet has been contacted and will be coming out to look but wanted to get the community’s thoughts. pretty much in the same spot...
  8. Health & Wellness
    I have a buckling that just underwent an abdominal hernia repair surgery. It was a large hernia that caused him to severely bloat, so I rushed him to the vet today. He was in really rough shape when I got there. the surgery went great, and they got the hernia repaired. He’s woken up and he...
  9. Goat Management
    I did an experiment with my goats! I took away their loose minerals from April-June and here are the negative results I experienced: Everybody's selenium tail came back. EVERYBODY! Needed a (or 2) copper bolus at the beginning of June I was having a lot of poop problems. either constipated...
  10. Health & Wellness
    I just rescued a goat from someone who wasn't taking care of their herd and they had a mama goat with two kids that had an untreated uterine prolapse. It has started to decay and smells bad. I called the vet and he said to just take her to slaughter but I want to try to save her. Should I try to...
  11. Beginners Goat Raising
    hey i am new in raising goats. i don't know the maths of how much ml drug i have to give to my goats according to their body weight. is any one here help me out this
  12. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hey! Fairly new goat owner here! I don't normally have too much trouble with worms, but several of my goats have lost condition recently. I did a check of their mucous membranes, and they were looking a little pale. I went ahead and wormed with Ivermectin, since that's what I had on hand, but...
  13. Health & Wellness
    Hi folks! I put this here has a half rant to myself and lamentation. So Sugar will be seven months in October. We lined up a buck to purchase based on her weight numbers from early this month however, I believe I did not measure her correctly. Instead of being almost 80 lbs, she is only 72...
  14. Health & Wellness
    Geneva is a 6 wk ok Pygmy ( the runt of a triplet birth, only female) who I found on Monday at lunch, laying on her side in the barn at feeding time. She couldn’t stand, and when I picked her up she thrashed and couldn’t hold her head up. I segregated her from the rest in a corner of the barn...
  15. Goat Frenzy
    Breeding and raising purebred Nigerian Dwarf goats in northern Virginia using natural, chemical-free methods. Have been reading the forums for years and decided to join! Thank you and hope you'll participate in the poll! (You may have to view this thread in a browser as the poll might not...
  16. Goat Management
    Hello all! I'm on the "wet coast" and have a few La Mancha goats. Even though I trim their hooves once a month and keep their feet on as dry ground as is possible through the rainy winters, I've been noticing a developing hoof problem on the rear hooves of my largest goat--see photo attached...
  17. Health & Wellness
    I bought a Nigerian Dwarf Doe this summer that started showing neurological issues almost immediately after getting her home. She was very unstable on her back legs. I thought it may be due to the stress of moving and her being off feed. I started her on probiotics in her Chaffhaye as that was...
  18. Goat Management
    Hi all I found this forum because I was looking for help for my pigmy goat. I had 2 sisters, and one male in my 2 acre pasture. 5 days ago a coyote got in and finished off one of the sisters...the next night same coyote got the male and ate him, and managed to bite but not kill the last sister...
  19. Beginners Goat Raising
    * ** Feel free to Skype me (chipmunkrulzz) about this topic or just to chat about goats and farming! ^^ Also keep in mind I work a full time job. If I could keep a goat schedule around my work schedule that works great, and if you have any tips/tricks, that would be fantastic! Thank you. :)...
  20. TGS Announcements & Help
    I am seeking recommendations for the best dairy goat management book to buy. I would like an all around book I can pick up for quick reference. A textbook would work. I know about Merck (my 1960's version has gone astray!)and will buy that again. If necessary, I will buy supplemental books...
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