The Goat Care Handbook

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This handbook is a reference for goat keepers. Valuable to beginners and veteran keepers, it offers helpful information for enjoying the benefits of healthy, productive goats while minimizing costs and problems.

The book contains information on the biology, origin and behavior of goats; their many uses; the breed characteristics and physical conformation (of dairy and meat types); buying and transporting tips; housing, fencing and other aspects of management; feed; estrus cycles...

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The Goat Care Handbook, 2d ed.

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Overview

This handbook is a reference for goat keepers. Valuable to beginners and veteran keepers, it offers helpful information for enjoying the benefits of healthy, productive goats while minimizing costs and problems.

The book contains information on the biology, origin and behavior of goats; their many uses; the breed characteristics and physical conformation (of dairy and meat types); buying and transporting tips; housing, fencing and other aspects of management; feed; estrus cycles and breeding; newborn care, udders and milk; horn removal, castration, hooves and foot care; diseases and health care; culling the herd; registering, showing and selling goats; and many other topics. Fully indexed, the work contains numerous photographs, charts and tables.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786423156
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/31/2006
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 922,329
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Animal keeper and laureate poet Mary Turner Stille lives in Hope, Arkansas.

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Table of Contents

1 History 3
2 Feral goats 11
3 Why do you want a goat? 15
4 Breed characteristics 26
5 Management 37
6 Accepted conformation for dairy goats 41
7 Buying 47
8 Age, teeth and weight 54
9 Moving goats 59
10 Public relations 62
11 Equipment 71
12 Housing 75
13 Cold weather care 84
14 Collars and fencing 89
15 Feeding 100
16 Breeding methods 108
17 Males 115
18 The female reproduction system and cycle 126
19 Parturition is the actual kidding 137
20 Newborns and general kid care 143
21 Udders and milk 154
22 Tattooing 167
23 Getting rid of horns 170
24 Castration 175
25 Hooves and foot care 178
26 Clipping, hair cutting, and spot trimming 182
27 Health and preventive medicine 185
28 Parasites 200
29 Culling 209
30 Registration 213
31 Showing goats 219
32 Recordkeeping 224
33 Selling 227
34 Chevon 232
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