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Livestock Pregnancy & Its Problems: Sheep & Goats
Pregnancy Toxemia Although risks exist during and soon after birth for mother as well as offspring, small ruminants can succumb to a relatively common condition right before birth called pregnancy toxemia .
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Ask Martok: Keeping Sheep Versus Goats
Some hardy mountain breeds, like Scottish Blackface sheep , both browse and graze, but all in all, sheep prefer grass. We goats are adventurers! If we find a weak place in the fence, we exploit it.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Trim Goat And Sheep Hooves Before Winter
If you're right-handed, always wear a thick leather glove on your left hand and vice versa. Now go on around the sheep or goat and trim the other hooves. You'll be glad you did. About 12 to 14 inches slack works well for a full-sized sheep or goat.Before...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
6 Natural Methods for Deworming Livestock
It's sort of bitter, so the horses and sheep weren't impressed, but yum—we goats loved it! Other tannin-rich plants that inhibit worm infestation include sainfoin, birdsfoot trefoil, dock and chicory.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Solve The Deworming Dilemma
There were also studies published that showed this did not happen, which should have led researchers to realize that there was more at work here than simply birthing. Nor is it actually desirable to have zero parasites in their gastrointestinal tracts.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Bottle Baby Fever - Part 2
Lamb and Kid Milk Replacer No. 1: Take 1 gallon of whole milk. Nature designed kids and lambs to a take a lot of cold, but drafts can kill them. Read the label. Find a food source.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Sheep & Goats & Their Wild Cousins: How Livestock Has Adapted for Winter
They happened to become domesticated because they ranged in closer proximity to human agriculture. Myotragus , a diminutive goat about the size of a modern housecat, had teeth for gnawing like a rat and was food for cave people.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Bottle Baby Fever - Part 3
Mom uses a feeding schedule designed by Lyn Brown, a nice lady who raises California Red sheep . Last week, we told you what to feed a lamb or kid; this week we'll show you how to feed them with a bottle.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Signs Of Barber Pole Worms In Sheep and Goats
They're a worldwide threat but especially troublesome in hot, wet climates. Anemia can set in very quickly. Once ingested, the barber pole worm larvae burrow into the lining of the host animal's abomasums, where they feed on red blood cells.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Infographic: Rumination Station
The microbes in the ruminant digestive system can digest and gain nutrition from even poor-quality forages, but that doesn't mean ruminants shouldn't be fed the best forage available.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How to Manage Q Fever
While owners can submit samples directly to their state veterinary diagnostic lab for analysis, it's much more prudent to have a veterinarian do so, as he or she is trained on how to safely handle, package and transport infectious materials.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Go Small With Miniature Livestock
As part of her research, she learned a thing or two about miniature farm animals. There are loads of miniature cattle breeds to choose from. At what age or weight should I breed my Mini Myotonic goats?
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
A Guide To Poisonous Plants In The Pasture
Buckeye/Horse Chestnut (Aesculus spp.) Toxins: aesculin, fraxin, possibly narcotic alkaloids It's very toxic to all livestock and humans. Hobby farmers need to know the why, what, when and how of keeping their animals safe from poisonous pasture plants.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Have Leftover Pumpkins? Use Them For Livestock Feed
Anecdotally, there have been reports of cucurbitacin used as a natural dewormer in livestock. After baking, you can either scrape the pumpkin flesh out and mix with your horse's feed or slice the soft pumpkin up and offer pieces to your horse that way.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
What to Expect During Large-Animal Sedation
Although an animal might appear sedated and calm, never become complacent, because its prey response to sudden stimuli might be unpredictable. A very common sedative, xylazine is quick to act and provides a moderate level of sedation and some muscle relaxation...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Animal Dentistry: The Truth About Livestock Teeth
This way, a vet can hold open the horse's mouth with an instrument called a mouth speculum then take a good look around and then files down any sharp edges (called “points”). Instead, on their upper front gums, they have what's called a dental pad...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
All Hay Is Not Equal: Choose Your Livestock\'s Carefully
The quality of the hay you feed will also depend on whether you are feeding mature beef cattle, young calves or dairy cows. Particularly fine-stemmed, leafy alfalfa (rabbit hay or dairy hay) is too rich and palatable for horses (they generally overeat...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Silybum Milk Thistle Info: Tips For Planting Milk Thistle In Gardens
Plant your seeds ¼ inch deep just after the last frost in a spot that receives full sun.freestar.queue.push(function() { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-300x250-ATF-1"); });Harvest the flower heads just as the flowers start to dry and a white pappus tuft...
Ohio
Willoughby
8 Plants That Are Toxic to Livestock
If pasture is sparse, bulk intake with roughage such as hay, or control grazing areas with electric tape to keep your animals from resorting to forbidden food. Black Walnut Black walnut toxicity is seen in horses when shavings from this type of tree are...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Ensure Livestock Health With Midwinter Weight Checks
For example, in the period after freshening (calving), a dairy cow might be a 2.5 while a dry (non-lactating) cow might be a 3.5 or 4. We're halfway through winter in the northern hemisphere, and the end feels like it's almost in sight.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Protect Your Livestock From Predators With Old-School Methods
Cattle Instincts While chickens, sheep and goats are the livestock animals most in need of protection, cattle also face threats from predators such as coyotes, mountain lions, dogs and bears.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
About Goat Milk
On any scale, dairying is a fairly serious undertaking, requiring a much greater commitment than keeping goats for pets or meat production , but it can be rewarding for those willing to put in the effort.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Get The Most From Dewormers
When deworming a sheep, a llama or a goat like me, use a dose syringe designed for the purpose, and try to deposit the dewormer on the base of the tongue. If you can't weigh your animals to figure out the proper dosage requirements, learn how to tape...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Say \
This round of contenders is led by a group of cows watching a fencing project. This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Hobby Farms. Send us via email the best images of your brood to hobbyfarms@egmediamags.com­, with “Say...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
9 Tips to Help Your Livestock Beat the Summer Heat
Animals innately know when and how much to lick. Any child-safe zinc oxide is fine to apply to protect against those ultraviolet rays. When it's hot, let everyone just relax—including yourself.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
4 Udder And Teat Problems Affecting Your Breeding Animals
Dairy animals benefit from having a frost protectant applied to their teats after milking, but that's less practical for breeding animals. Livestock species have varying udder and teat anatomy, but the basic premise is the same for each.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Garden Myths Busted: Artiifical Light, Milk Spray, The Bottom of the Pot
I'm sure that we have all encountered the high intensity headlights that have been installed on automobiles during the past decade.Does exposing plants to this artificial high intensity lighting affect them?
California
El Segundo
Can I Milk Sheep?
I love the meat. However, East Friesians aren't as hardy as most sheep, so if you get some, you'll need a warm barn. Can I milk sheep , too? Dairy sheep of mixed East Friesian-Lacaune bloodlines are a favorite in American sheep dairies.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Goat-Milk Soap Recipe
Regular use of goat milk soap will maintain a moisture balance that results in smoother, softer skin. In contrast, fragrance oil, also called “essence,” is a man-made chemical that's steeped in alcohol.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia