Penn State Meat Goat Home Study Course. Lesson 4: Health - the normal goat, foot rot, goat internal parasites, scrapie, castrating male kids, disbudding young kids, and miscellaneous health issues.
Penn State Meat Goat Home Study Course. Market goat producers need to be concerned with body condition not only in the nannies but also in the herd bucks. Body condition can mean the difference between a good kidding season and a dismal season.
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Sheep and goats are susceptible to a number of annoying pests, including sheep keds (ticks), lice, sheep nose bot flies, wool maggots (fleece worms), and sheep scab (mange). Swine often encounter hog lice and mange, or itch mites. Confined livestock may be plagued by house and stable flies, while animals on pasture may encounter horse flies and deer flies. This 12-page publication, a joint effort between Penn State and Cornell, describes several of the most common sheep, goat, and provides management recommendations for each.