2008 Kids

Starburst kidded on February 19th, 2008. She was due to kid on Friday the 22nd. My son went out to milk and there were two dried off newborn baby bucklings, walking around and nursing. Another uneventful birth!

Dani and Lightning were bred to the same buck, but did not settle.

We were expecting one of … click here to continue reading 2008 Kids

2007 Kids

September 24, 2007. We had not planned to breed this year, but changed our mind when we got our new buck “Elvis” on May 12th. ZoĆ« was bred to him sometime between the end of May and beginning of June. I actually wrote it down, but lost the barn records for those two weeks. UPDATE: … click here to continue reading 2007 Kids

Laboratory Testing Links

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Milk testing: Dairy Herd Laboratory in Chandler, Arizona.

CAE testing: Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. $4.80 for out of state samples, plus $10 accession fee, and shipping charges. So if you have four goats, it will cost $4.80 x 4 = 19.20 + $10.00 + s/h. … click here to continue reading Laboratory Testing Links

Drawing Blood – Photo Tutorial

The blood is to be drawn from the jugular vein, located on the left side of the throat. If you place your hand near the bottom of the neck and press, you should see the vein pop up. First I will show a picture of the neck (already shaved) without the vein showing. … click here to continue reading Drawing Blood – Photo Tutorial

How to Draw Blood – Instructions

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We needed to draw blood to test our does for CAE. I have never drawn blood but had studied one webpage with photos and read about how to do it, plus asked for advice from goat email lists … click here to continue reading How to Draw Blood – Instructions

Polioencephalomalacia – Our Experience

Goat Polio DISCLAIMER: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DOCUMENTATION IS NOT MEANT AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONTACTING YOUR VETERINARIAN. THE SOLE PURPOSE OF THIS DOCUMENT IS TO SHARE OUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH POLIOENCEPHALOMALACIA/THIAMINE DEFICIENCY/PEM/GOAT POLIO, WHAT WE DID FOR OUR DOE AND HOW HER RECOVERY PROGRESSED. COPYRIGHT U-SAY RANCH.

Brooklyn, 18 month old dry yearling Nubian … click here to continue reading Polioencephalomalacia – Our Experience