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Veterinary Viewpoints: The Basics of Goat Care

Goats by nature are very tolerant of all kinds of weather and can adapt to many different styles of housing. Despite their hardiness, when goats are under extreme wet and drafty conditions for long periods of time they are vulnerable to respiratory infection and hypothermia.
Veterinary Viewpoints: Is my sheep or goat sick?

Wed, Mar 30, 2022

No matter how well we take care of our sheep and goats, from time to time animals will become sick. There are a variety of reasons ranging from infectious or noninfectious diseases to improper nutrition or management. It is important to recognize animals that are not feeling well before a disease or condition becomes severe.

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Veterinary Viewpoints: Calving Season is Around the Corner, Are You Ready?

Tue, Feb 08, 2022

Ready or not, calving season is just around the corner. Preparing in advance positions producers to successfully and immediately address the needs of the cow and the calf.

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Veterinary Viewpoints: What is the role of a Veterinarian?

Thu, Jan 06, 2022

What comes to mind when you hear the word “veterinarian?” For most, it’s the local practitioner who takes care of your livestock or family pets. No question, this is one of the most impactful aspects of our profession, but did you know that we play an essential role in other areas that have a huge impact on both human and animal health?

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Veterinary Viewpoints: Look out for your pets during holidays

Thu, Dec 02, 2021

The holidays are a great time to share some cheer. Sometimes, our four-legged friends feel left out and sometimes they are just curious. Either way, they may get into some mischief during the holiday season.

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Veterinary Viewpoints: How deep puncture wounds in horses’ feet can be found, treated

Mon, Nov 15, 2021

Sustaining deep puncture wounds to the foot causes lameness in horses. The opening of the puncture wound may or may not be evident during physical examination. The veterinarian examining the foot must try to determine if the horse is experiencing a common foot abscess or a puncture wound.

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Veterinary Viewpoints: When Should I Call the Veterinarian?

Thu, Nov 04, 2021

This article looks at the more common signs and establishes guidelines for when to call the veterinarian and whether the situation is an emergency. Partnering with your veterinarian and knowing when to act help ensure the best possible outcomes for your animals.

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Veterinary Viewpoints: Top 10 Things You Need to Know about Goat Pneumonia

Tue, Oct 19, 2021

Respiratory disease is a common problem with goats. I recently surveyed a large group of veterinarians with a special interest in goats and asked them what they most wanted goat producers to understand about pneumonia in goats.

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