Coccidiosis: Understanding the Drugs Available for Control

by N. Galen Walters, DVM Most Pygmy goat owners are aware that coccidiosis is a lurking condition always awaiting the opportunity to become a full-blown disease in their herds. Many understand that “treatment” is a matter of controlling rather than eradicating the condition, but few realize that several treatment choices are available, each appropriate to…

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First Aid

by Kay Orlando, DVM Once you have more than a few goats, it becomes evident that it is physically and financially impossible to take them to your veterinarian for every minor injury. It is important to have a first aid kit and to be able to evaluate injury or illness. Ask yourself, “Can I treat…

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Information on the NPGA Johne’s Health Alert

Johne’s Disease in Pygmy Goats (Part 1) By Elaine Krieg, DVM and Nic Everett, Ph.D. This article is a summary of a more detailed technical review and update on Johne’s Disease (JD) in goats that is available at Johnes Disease in Pygmy Goats NPGA final.pdf. This update was prompted by an increase in requests for…

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Hoof Trimming

by Nancy Peach Excerpts from: Kinne, Maxine, ed. Pygmy Goats: Best of Memo 2 (1982-1987) National Pygmy Goat Association: pp 52-53 This…

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Pneumonia In Goats

by Mary Blankevoort, DVM “Pneumonia” is the term given to describe inflammation or infection of the lungs. Bronchitis, tracheitis and…

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Normal Values

by Lorrie Blackburn, DVM It is as important to notice your normal, healthy goats as it is to notice your sick ones. Many articles are…

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Almost Pygmy Goat Milk

by Kay Orlando, DVM 1 can evaporated goat milk + 1 can water or 1 quart pasteurized goat’s milk + 1/2 cup heavy cream Can be used as a…

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