Raising Goats For Dummies
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Your goats will let you know when something’s wrong, but you need to recognize the signs. You need to investigate further or begin taking action if you see the following signs of illness:

  • Not chewing cud

  • Not getting up

  • Pressing her head against wall or fence

  • Not eating

  • Feces aren’t pelleted

  • Not urinating or straining to urinate

  • Not drinking

  • Pale or grey eyelids or gums

  • Hot udder

  • Limping or staggering

  • Ears held oddly

  • Isolating himself from the herd

  • Grinding teeth

  • Coughing

  • Unusual crying

  • Runny nose or eyes

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Cheryl K. Smith has raised a small herd of Nigerian Dwarf and Oberian dairy goats under the herd name Mystic Acres since 1998. She is the owner of karmadillo Press and is the author of Goat Health Care, Goat Midwifery, The Best of Ruminations Goat Milk and Cheese Recipes, and Raising Goats: Some Essentials.

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