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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Oxytetracycline ok for pregnant goats?
"I've never seen any warnings against using it during pregnancy. But I've never had a reason to use it during pregnancy either. So, of course, I'm curious. What's up?"
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Oxytetracycline ok for pregnant goats?

Hi folks,begging your wisdom again - is Oxytetracycline ok for pregnant goats?Thanks!KatharineSee More
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Ice cream and strawberries in the group Making Dairy Products
"I think it's worth a shot! I have three different types of strawberries in my garden, and one is much sweeter than the other two. It's a June bearer. I think I read somewhere that they tend to be tastier than everbearers, but don't…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Leah Jane's discussion Lots of dandruff
"As a nursing mama, she definitely needs lots of calcium, so stick with the alfalfa. Like I said, alfalfa is usually only an issue with dry does or bucks because they don't need much calcium. Too little calcium for a new mom, and you can wind up…"
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Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Leah Jane's discussion Lots of dandruff
"Congrats on the triplets! I would stay with alfalfa and grass hay free choice as well as a good quality grain twice a day for her very high nutritional needs. I'm wondering how much copper you gave her in October? I give mine 4 grams every 3…"
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My three oldest girls. L-R Blythmoor Gimlet (Polly), Elfin Acres Simone and Winding River Samantha.
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Glenna Rose replied to WorkingGoats4's discussion DE?
"When I am giving individual goats D.E., I put it on carrot slices or apple slices.  I have to play with it a bit to see how much they will accept.  Generally, they seem to accept a light coating - I just give them more treats to get more…"
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Glenna Rose replied to Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres's discussion Record Keeping Forms for you
"You actually do have a lab for milk testing very close to you, Rachel.  DHIA lab is in Salem so not that far in the overall scheme of things.  Their email address is Lab@wdhia.org.  Willamette DHIA, Joel Taylor, Manager; Lance; 3979…"
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Glenna Rose liked Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres's discussion Record Keeping Forms for you
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Ice cream and strawberries

I would like to make some good strawberry ice cream.  However to get it to taste like strawberry ice cream, it's had to be a 50/50 mixture which comes out to be more like sherbet.  I have read that dehydrated strawberries are the best thing to use for strawberry ice cream.  That defeats the purpose of completely natural ingredients.This week, my Baker seed catalog arrived.  In it they have Alpine strawberries which they describe as small but "intense flavor tends to be very rich, and they are…See More
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Leah Jane replied to Leah Jane's discussion Lots of dandruff
"Thank you ladies! She is a ff as of Wed. She kidded with triplets. So I guess my question is do I try grass hay since she's a nursing mama? Also I own her dam and grand dam and don't have any such problems with them."
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Marie Olson replied to Marie Olson's discussion How to renew herd name with ADGA.
"That's awesome! Thank you so much."
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Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Marie Olson's discussion How to renew herd name with ADGA.
"Your herd name is a one time registration, and it carries over with your yearly membership. :) "
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Marie Olson posted a discussion

How to renew herd name with ADGA.

Okay, so it's my first year with "renewing" memberships, my herd, ect. I was able to renew my membership, but want to renew my herd name to keep it current. I can't find this option anywhere on the ADGA website unless I'm going blind! Does the heard name renew automatically with my membership? I'm so confused.Thank you!See More
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Diane Kennedy replied to Judy H's discussion What Grain do you feed your does?
"Hi, Judy! I feed Purina Goat Chow because of the copper content, and the girls have always done well on it. My local Agway was able to find a Green Mountain organic feed from Vermont, which is the same company that makes the organic layer pellet I…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Leah Jane's discussion Lots of dandruff
"Copper would have been my first guess, but if a bolus didn't help, then I'd say zinc. Losing hair on the face is usually caused by copper deficiency, but dandruff is usually zinc. The only two reasons I've heard of for zinc deficiency…"
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Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Leah Jane's discussion Lots of dandruff
"I had a buck with really bad dandruff and flaky dry skin. He was copper deficient so the copper helped tremendously however I also rubbed grape seed oil on his skin and added sunflower seeds to his diet since they are full of healthy oils. He went…"
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Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion What Grain do you feed your does?
"Deborah - thanks for the great input on the subject, I really appreciate it.  Also, I love your book!  Packed with great information in a fun, easy to read style.  The anecdotal stories that you scatter throughout from both your…"
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Oxytetracycline ok for pregnant goats?

Started by Katharine Norton in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi folks,begging your wisdom again - is Oxytetracycline ok for pregnant goats?Thanks!KatharineContinue

Lots of dandruff

Started by Leah Jane in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle yesterday. 5 Replies

I have a goat that has really dry flaky skin. She's lost a lot of hair on her face as well. I don't see any bugs and she doesn't act itchy. I thot maybe it was a copper problem so I gave her copasure in Oct. Would it be a Zinc deficiency? Or…Continue

DE?

Started by WorkingGoats4 in Health. Last reply by Glenna Rose on Saturday. 61 Replies

Question: Can DE be used for goats to elimnate parasites instead of a dewormer? I was talking to my dad about parasite problems, and he said "Why don't we just get them some DE?" Would that work? I guess I'm kind of confused by that. If you can use…Continue

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Record Keeping Forms for you

Started by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres in Goats 101. Last reply by Glenna Rose on Saturday. 12 Replies

Hey guys! I don't have access to milk testing where I live, but I would like to start keeping better records. Especially now that my herd is getting larger. So I worked out some papers that I thought you all might get some use out of!! Click the…Continue

Tags: Kidding, Rachel, Whetzel, Breeding, Production

How to renew herd name with ADGA.

Started by Marie Olson in Goats 101. Last reply by Marie Olson on Friday. 2 Replies

Okay, so it's my first year with "renewing" memberships, my herd, ect. I was able to renew my membership, but want to renew my herd name to keep it current. I can't find this option anywhere on the ADGA website unless I'm going blind! Does the heard…Continue

What Grain do you feed your does?

Started by Judy H in Health. Last reply by Diane Kennedy on Friday. 6 Replies

I'd like to hear from folks what brand grain they like to feed their goats?  Any particular reason why one is favored?  Does anyone make up their own grain mix?  Does anyone feed the grain recipe posted by Sandy Lane Dairy Goats ( …Continue

Merry Christmas from Oregon.

Started by Beverley Sieminski in Introductions. Last reply by Michael Garwood on Friday. 1 Reply

Would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas season.   Here in Oregon it is starting to rain hard again - makes for more stall cleaning with all the little ones staying inside.  But what could make this season better than those little happy…Continue

How many days do your does usually go before kidding?

Started by polly jackson in Breeding. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm on Thursday. 4 Replies

I have had only one kidding and she kidded on day 147. I was just curious about what the averagekidding day for nigerian does.Continue

Disbudding question

Started by Leah Jane in Health. Last reply by Leah Jane on Thursday. 2 Replies

Yesterday we had several 2 week old babies dehorned and today I noticed a couple of them have runny mattery eyes. Could this be from dehorning?

Crusty bumpy legs

Started by Rebecca solomon in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Thursday. 1 Reply

Hi everyone, my goats are doing well, but missing the vegetation that is around in the Spring and Summer.Question for you all: my four wethers are healthy and just got their deworming and immunizations. We found one lice on Frankie, but the rest…Continue

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milk

Posted by Freddy wright on October 20, 2014 at 11:19am 1 Comment

Can a goat drink vitamin D milk ??

Registered Nigerian Doe For Sale

Posted by Little Branch Farms on October 6, 2014 at 11:37am 0 Comments

Deer Ridge Farm Sweet Pea is for sale. She kids easy. This is her 2nd time kidding. 1st time had a single buckling. This time had a doeling and buckling. Gives alot of milk. Does good on milking stand getting better each day. Has a nice full udder. We have been milking her she is in milk but is starting to dry up. Have been milking her once a day. Was still working on shaving her in picture so not…

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Dry dog food

Posted by Freddy wright on October 5, 2014 at 9:36am 1 Comment

For some reason my boat wants to eat dog food
But I don't let him
How bad is it for goats??

Looking for stud service

Posted by Audrey on August 21, 2014 at 6:42pm 1 Comment

Looking for stud service in January for healthy young doe. Promised land related buck in central n.c.

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