Posts Tagged ‘fodder’

Pet Goats: Tips for Keeping Your Horned Friend Happy

Monday 15 July 2013

A white goatWhen you were little, did you ever imagine having a pet goat? Not many children do, but these days the goat is becoming a surprisingly more common household friend. Goats and pigs are amongst the most blossoming categories of fancied domesticated animals today.

However, many with the idea of keeping a pet goat have little to no information on the proper equipment and techniques needed to help you fill your role as guardian to these furry little critters. Reading the information beneath will give great insight on some of the obligations you are committing yourself to when looking to become a goat’s best friend.

Goat Kids: Facts to Know about Raising the Newborns

Saturday 13 July 2013

A kid (young goat) feeding from two bottlesIf you have goat kids or are expecting some, there are a few essential things to know about your baby goat(s). There are management guidelines farmers have come up with to produce the finest of bucks and nannies that should not go ignored. Focusing on the nutrition, housing, hygiene care, and exercising of a kid will help greatly with creating an amazing flock. One should even have a veterinarian to regularly check the health of their newborn or youngster.

In the very beginning stages of a kid’s life, you should be prepared to help deliver the nanny’s baby. Once the baby goat drops, you will have to cut its navel cord from its mother. Trim it 3 to 4 inches long from the kid’s body, then dip the tip of it in iodine solution. This act will prevent infection from bacteria and dry the fleshy extension quickly. If there is blood on the cord, you will have to tie the navel with surgical suture material.