Goats are interesting creatures, they were one of the first domesticated animals and have been part of human civilization for thousands of years. You would think thye would be easy to raise. Unfortunately goats are not very hardy when they get sick. A goat can be jumping, happy, and healthy in the morning and dead the next day.
Our first experience with raising goats almost ended this way. We overfed out baby goats and one got sick. Normal thought process was – he’s not getting enough food feed more – but the milk went sour in his stomach and the way we saved him was a vet visit to tell us not to feed him. A little medicine and care and the baby goat grew to be a large healthly buck.
If you want to raise goats you need specific information on goat health issues. Goats are different than dogs or cows, or any other animal you may raise. They require specialized knowledge. I like this particular book as it is designed for those who may be out of reach of traditional vets. Which is good to have in a zombie apocalypse.
The link below opens a PDF from the CD3WD set by Alex Weir. This document is The Goat Health Handbook.
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