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The New Goat Handbook: Housing, Care, Feeding, Sickness, and Breeding With a Special Chapter on Using the Milk, Meat, and Hair


Reviewer: Jose Berlin (see more about me) from Seattle, WA
This is an excellent manual for new owners of goats. Everything is in here from cradle to grave. I have raised goats my entire life and I even learned a couple of things from this wonderful book. While I had some minor disagreements with some things here and there, I felt that the book was 99% accurate in its content. While I don't eat goat meat myself, I am told that the recipes are excellent.
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Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats: Breeds, Care, Dairying

For 17 years readers have turned to Storey Books for advice on raising animals. Our Modern Way series of six books has sold more than 1,000,000 copies. In an effort to provide readers with the best how-to animal books on the market we are completely updating all six Modern Way titles and re-introducing them as part of our Guide to Raising series.

Written by experts, these guides give novice and experienced livestock farmers all they need to know to successfully keep and profit from animals. Each book includes information on selection, housing, space requirements, breeding and birthing techniques, feeding, behavior, and health concerns and remedies for illness. The books also address the business of raising animals - processing meat, milk, eggs, and more. The authors were chosen not only for their expertise but also for their ability to explain the ins and outs of animal husbandry in an inviting and authoritative manner. Whether readers are ready to start an entire herd or flock or are considering purchasing their first animal, Storey's Guide to Raising series offers vital information; each book is an indispensable reference.

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Raising Meat Goats for Profit

A wonderful resource for goat breeders, Raising Meat Goats for Profit includes Information about the Meat Breeds, How to get started with meat production, Easy to use feed ration tables, Real advice for new breeders, Kidding and Raising Kids, How to sell your goats, Up-to-date informations about health and diseases, Recipe book, 250 pages of user friendly information!
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Raising Milk Goats Successfully


Reviewer: Beth Hartford (see more about me) from Jackson, California United States
We have been around goats for decades, but have only recently in the past year gone the next step and begun to own Nubian goats for milk, cheese and brush removal purposes. And this is a great book if you are just getting started because it covered everything one needs to know before and after getting a goat or goats.

From housing, dairy goat rations, nutritional needs, goat management, choosing dams and sires (females and males), breeding and kidding (birthing), kid care, goat milk, udder care, health care, trouble shooting, and the overall benefits of keeping goats. And a section for those who want to have goats as a business i.e. milk, cheese, meat. And there is a good section on where to buy goats and supplies.

We live in the Sierras where we are encouraged to own goats for fire protection, since they are great at keeping brush clearer in high fire areas. And they are such wonderful animals to own and easily become members of the family.

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Your Goats: A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing

Our friendly and encouraging children's animal reference series features information on selection, housing, behavior, feeding, health, and showing in mature yet easy-to-understand language, for ages 9 and up.

If you have a goat, or are thinking about getting one, you probably have many questions about goats:
* What kind of goat should I raise?
* How can I help my goat stay healthy?
* What should I feed my goats?
* Can I breed more goats?
* How do I raise goats for milk or for fiber?

This book tells you practically everything that you will need to know, including how to choose, buy, raise, and show all types of goats, from pets to pack goats. Whether you want to bottle feed your kid goat or shear...

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Pygmy Goats: Management & Veterinary Care

Reviewer: A reader from Maine
This book has been a mainstay on my bookshelf since it was published (actually it rarely is on my bookshelf). I bought it then because I had pygmy goats--but this book is the first I grab with questions for any breed. One of the most helpful part is the vaccination schedule and standard dosing of medications for goats. I now have 4 breeds of dairy goats and it is still my first pick. If I can't have a vet in person this is the handiest back-up. I would appreciate a bit more clinical information on treatment but very helpful on diagnosis. Packed full of useful information for the beginner and the well experienced. There are days I wish I had two copies--one by the phone in the house and one in the barn. You won't regret this purchase.
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Natural Goat Care

Reviewer: Leah Herrington (see more about me) from Texas
I cannot say enough about this wonderful book! It is simply chocked full of terrific information! I found the sections on minerals, and vitamins most riveting. Ms. Coleby really covers all the bases, listing each mineral and vitamin necessary for good health, how it is utilized, and signs of deficiency. There are also chapters about different goat breeds, farming methods, husbandry practices, and the psychological needs of goats. I found the chapter on health problems to be very informative with a wonderful section devoted to CAE. I just can't recommend this book highly enough. If you own goats, you just have to get this book!!

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The Perils and Pleasures of Domesticating Goat Cheese: Portrait of a Hudson Valley Dairy Goat Farm

An excellent account of my man's trials and tribulations on his dairy goat farm.
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Goat Medicine

Reference for veterinary practitioners on the diagnosis and treatment of individual goats as well as herd or flock goats. Reflects goat management in tropical, subtropical, and temperate zones. Well-referenced. Halftone illustrations...

A comprehensive veterinary text addressing health and disease issues of goats raised under varying conditions around the world. The authors' primary experiences are with intensively managed dairy and fiber goats in temperate zones, but, because most of the world's goats live in tropical and subtropical regions, disease entities and production constraints in those areas are also fully covered. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Sheep and Goat Medicine

Auburn Univ., AL. Text on sheep and goat medicine, nutrition, surgery, and theriogenology. Designed for the private practitioner, academic clinician, graduate student, veterinary student, animal scientist, and producer. Includes charts, tables, and halftone photographs. Appendices provide drug dosage data, fluid therapy, and normal clinical diagnostic values. DNLM: Sheep diseases--therapy.

This text is designed as a user-friendly textbook for the mixed practice large animal veterinarian. The text covers all aspects (medicine, surgery, theriogenology, and nutrition) of sheep and goats. Descriptions of common medical and surgical and reproductive procedures appear throughout the textbook enhanced by many photographs, diagrams, and charts. It covers all major body systems, herd health, physical examination, nutrition, anesthesia, and multisystem diseases. It is a practical, easy-to-read reference.
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Nature's Prescription Milk: Discovering the Healing Powers of Goat-Milk Products


An excellent book covering everything one needs to know about the alternative healing ideas associated with goats and their milk. This is an excellent book for anyone who is seeking alternative healing methods.
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Goat Song : My Island Angora Goat Farm

Starting with one billy goat, 20 does, and a book about goats, author Susan Basquin began her foray into goat farming on Washington Island in Lake Michigan. Her herd grew to 100, and she found reserves of strength and determination to pull her through all sorts of dilemmas and near-disasters...

Reviewer: Midwest Book Review (see more about me) from Oregon, WI
When Susan Basquin's brother suggested they join forces and develop an Angora goat farm on Lake Michigan's remote Washington Island, she jumped at the offer. The isolation and rural environment would offer her free time for writing and contemplation -- or so she thought. What Susan found out first hand is the sheer physical and mental effort that goes into raising a herd of temperamental goats. For the next six years she struggled, growing founder of her animals, and discovering unknown reserves of strength and energy within herself. Goat Song: My Island Angora Goat Farm is the riveting memoir of Susan's life on Washington Island, a fascinating chronicle of her affection for her animals, her determination to overcome feelings of insecurity, and her reflections on island life. Goat Song is ardently recommended reading for anyone who has ever felt the urge to get away from it all and take the rural life in some isolated Eden.
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Meat Goats : Their History, Management and Diseases

MEAT GOATS: Their History, Management and Diseases has been written especially for North Americans whose interest in raising goats for their healthful and delicious meat (chevon) has burgeoned in the past decade. Prior to this time, only a relatively small number of farmers and ranchers in this part of the world raised goats - mostly Angoras in Texas (for mohair) or milk goats (for their escpecially digestible milk products) - although 'Spanish' or 'brush' goats have long been a presence in the South (particularly in Texas).
Since goats are not indigenous to this continent, the authors of this book have discussed the pros and cons of recent imports (such as the Boer and Kiko) as well as the more established 'Spanish' goat. [9 breeds in all have been considered.] The authors have not only set down their opinions and experiences but have cited those of recognized goat experts worldwide.
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All About Goats

An extremely useful and comprehensive resource! This book contains everything you would need to know about goats, whether you are planning to raise meat or dairy goats, this book is for you!
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The Goatkeeper's Veterinary Book


Reviewer: tara_ky_3 (see more about me) from Somerset, KY United States
This book is a must for any goatkeeper. It is an invaluable commodity on the farm. I have turned to its pages countless times, both as a refresher and during emergenices. The information covers everyday concerns as well as more extensive descriptions of disease and preventative medicine. I had previously found it difficult to find a really good reference book on goats, but once I found this book, I need not look any more!
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Nutrient Requirements of Goats: Angora, Dairy, and Meat Goats in Temperate and Tropical Countries


Contains information collaborated by the National Research Council Commission on Natural Resources regarding the nutrient requirements of all types of goats. This is the best available book on this subject.
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Diseases of the Goat

Provides those in caprine medicine with a readily accessible reference on goats. Each chapter starts with the initial assessment and clinical examination of the patient, then considers specific diseases, their diagnosis, clinical signs, and treatment. There are also chapters on plant poisoning, anesthesia, disbudding and dehorning, and surgical techniques. Includes appendices on the normal goat and drug dosages. Previously published under the title . This edition is updated to include the latest treatment techniques. The author is a partner in a veterinary practice in the UK, is affiliated with the British Goat Society and the Goat Veterinary Society, and has raised goats for 20 years. -- Copyright © 1999 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR All rights reserved Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR

Clarendon House Veterinary Centre, Chelmsford, UK. Veterinary reference on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases of the goat. Includes drugs for use in goats in the UK. Previous edition: c1991. Most of text is in bulletedoutline format. Softcover.

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Veterinary Medicine: A Textbook of the Diseases of Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, Goats and Horses

This is the new edition of the highly successful, definitive book on large animal medicine. All large animal species are covered - cow, horse, sheep, goat and pig, and every medical condition that could be encountered world-wide is discussed in detail. Section I reviews each organ system and is cross-referenced to the relevant chapter in section II for full details of the disease, its manifestation, differential diagnosis and clinical management. Every chapter has been extensively reviewed in this new edition, with particular emphasis on making the text more didactic and easier to read. New synopsis sections have been added for all major diseases in section I, so that the key information about the disease can be found at a glance. The text has been reformatted to make it easier for the reader (students in particular) to find their way to a diagnosis and a new page design will further assist this.

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Goat Farming


An excellent and thorough book containing all of the basics of goat farming as well as the more complex intricacies. This book is a must have for bothe the novice goat farmer and the expert.
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Goats 2005 Calendar

A 12 month calender with wonderful photos of goats in all shapes and sizes. This is a must have for any goat lover!

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A Beast the Color of Winter: The Mountain Goat Observed

Chadwick's book is one of the best glimpses at the biology and life of a unique North American creature. It is well written and easily understood by anyone with an interest in mountain goats. The mountain goat has such a unique niche in any landscape and has a very interesting social structure, which Chadwick makes a compelling argument for all of these and so much more.
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