The site of the lesions can be indicative of the parasite causing mange. Mange is essentially a severe dermatitis caused by an infestation of either mites or lice. Both mites and lice are ectoparasites that inhabit the skin where they feed on skin debris, subcutaneous secretions, blood or lymph.
External parasites are often just an annoyance, but they can lead to bacterial infections of the skin. You can prevent such infections by routine grooming, avoiding indoor overcrowding of your goats, and identifying and treating infestations early. Goats can get two kinds of lice: sucking lice and biting lice.
Meghan blogs at The Organic Goat Ladyshe is here to teach us why, what, and how to bottle-feed a baby goat. This comes at a great time for our homestead since we just welcomed our first baby goat! I am very excited to share with you my passion for raising dairy goats and to show you how and why I bottle-feed my baby goats! Now let me first state that not everyone bottle-feeds their baby goats.
A trail of bodies, seemingly left behind by the vampire-like chupacabra, enabled one man to solve the mystery. The problem is, monsters always insist on living in faraway lands, at the bottom of lakes, or in the depths of forests. While this adds to their mystique, it is little wonder that our knowledge of them comes exclusively from grainy photos and unreliable witness reports.
The folks on the goat forums that I frequent can vouch for that as they must be positively sick of hearing my thoughts and questions. You might remember me mentioning our doe being due to kid translation- our female goat being due to have babies this winter. When we bought our breeding pair of goats we knew that our little buckling our juvenile male goat could very likely breed our older doe right away if they were left together.
Even though I strongly believe that goat kids should be raised by mom, there are times when that simply is not possible. A doe may have more kids than she can feed. A kid may be born too small or weak to be able to nurse.
I am trying this idea for my self-suckling Nigerian Dwarf, after I have tried everything else! We will see if it works- thanks for the idea! Tuesday, June 8, Self Sucking Goat!!