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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ingham County advisory board says 'yes' to urban goats

Ingham County advisory board says 'yes' to urban goats
Lansing State Journal
A draft ordinance amendment written by county Commissioner Todd Tennis, D-Lansing, would allow residents in non-agricultural areas to keep up to two dwarf or pygmy goats, as long as they register them with the county, have enough space and meet ...
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Long Beach, CA - Goats

LB Council Committee To Discuss Easing City Laws Re Keeping Chickens ...
LBReport.com
(March 16, 2013, 4:20 p.m.) -- Should Long Beach City Hall ease its laws regarding keeping chickens, goats and bees? Polarized public testimony resulted before, and may occur again on Monday (Mar. 18), when the City Council's Environmental committee ...
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

5 easy steps to raising healthy kids


5 easy steps to raising healthy kids

1. NAVEL CARE
Prevent newborn “navel ill” by cutting
the umbilical cord about 6 inches from the body, dipping it completely in Triodine-7 [19G] and clamping off with navel cord clamps [2L-5].
 
2. BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM
This will protect your kids from passive immune failure, the leading cause of weakness, disease and death in newborns. A number of common conditions such as pneumonia, scours, and even sudden death result when there is little or no immune build up.
 
Always, always administer a10cc Sub-Q injection of Goat Serum [3K] or 5cc of Bovi Sera[3K-1 & 3K-2] to provide the essential antibodies the babies must have to build a strong immune system.
 
3. COLOSTRUM
Nature’s way of transferring immune factures from mother to baby and generally occurs the first two days after birth. Colostrum is a food providing growth factors that help build bone, lean muscle mass, nerve tissue, skin, cartilage, and rumen.
 
Kid goats are born with no immune system so it is critical for survival as well as proper growth, parasite resistance and general overall health. The antibodies found in colostrum are the building blocks of the immune system your goat will have for a lifetime. Use the mother’s colostrum or colostrum replacer along with a dose of Bovi Sera or Goat Serum and you are set to go.
 
4. MILK
Milk or kid milk replacer [3E] should be their primary source of nutrition for the first three months.  We feed all they care to eat, three times a day for the first couple of weeks and after that twice a day until they are ready for weaning. Each kid needs a minimum of 10% of its body weight per day in milk or replacer.
 
5. COCCIDIOSIS PREVENTION
Coccidia is a parasitic protozoa that invades the body, damaging the intestinal wall, causing watery bloody scours, dehydration, weight loss, and stalled growth. Prevention is key: Starting at 3 weeks old,  FEED 1.5 cc DiMethox 12.5% [17D-2] ORALLY twice a day for one week, then once a week until weaned.

Goat Health

Why should I care about ketosis?

KETOSIS [Pregnancy Toxemia]
Occurs within the last few weeks of pregnancy. 
 
Common symptoms include loss of appetite, spastic motion, twitching ears and inability to stand. Labored breathing, coma and death can result. Provide a sufficient, balanced diet with no sudden or drastic changes, high quality hay and at least a half pound of grain daily and at regular hours. Exercise is also essential to build strong bodies and good appetites. At the onset of any symptoms the Keto-Nia Drench or several pumps of Nutri-Drench daily can reverse the condition.
 
Supplies for prevention and treatment: 
                Nutri-Drench                                                       Keto-Nia Drench
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Monday, March 11, 2013

We now Carry Goat Hoof Trimmers!



Zenport Q91 Magic Ultra Trimmer For Twigs and Hoofs

Zenporet Q91 Shear Zen-Magic Ultra Hoof and Twig Trimming Shear, Twin-Blade, 9-Inch premium trimming shears are perfect for trimming goat hooves, alpaca nails, and for cutting thick floral stems making them ideal for a variety of uses by farmers, florists and home gardeners.  Spring loaded automatic opening makes for quick multiple cuts.  Non-stick coated blade shears reduce jamming and cutting fatigue.  
Price $15.95
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Free to A Good home - Two Pygmies need to be rehomed.


Two pygmy goats are looking for a new home.  We have 2 registered Pygmy goats who are about 4 1/2 yrs old, one male and one female.  They are very tame and in good health.  We are looking for another home for them as they are not getting the attention they deserve at our house.  They would be free to a good home.  Do you know of anyone who might be interested?
Mary Kerosky My cell is (415) 596-8095



Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Small Ruminant Workshop


Small Ruminant Workshop
Basic Care of Goats and Sheep
April 6, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Silver Hill Farms, St. Joe, Arkansas
 

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