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Pygora Goat Health Facts!
Pygora Goat temperature? A goat's normal temperature is 101.5F to 104F. If you have a sick goat, the first thing you should do is take its temperature. If the temperature is above normal, there's probably an infection. Antibiotics might help. Below normal temperature could mean a critically ill animal. If the temperature is normal, that's important information too. Always take your goat's temperature before calling the veterinian for advice about a sick goat. "Off feed" and Grinding teeth? Eating should be the primary interest in any goat's life. If your Pygora goat stops eating normally, the animal is probably sick. Going "off feed" is one of the few ways a goat can tell you it does not feel well. The grinding of teeth can also be a sign of illness in your Pygora. Worms are common Worms cause many problems in goat herds. Regular worming is usually necessary. A veterinarian can check fecal samples to tell you exactly what kinds of worms your goats have and what wormer to use.Always consult with your veterinarian concerning your goat's health issues.

The number one thing in caring for your Pygora goats is to love them. In return they will love you back. Remember that they are herd animals and always need a friend. Caring for a Pygora is no different then any other goat. They need to be on a good health management program. Find a good goat veterinarian before you need one. Make sure that your little friends are on a good worming and vaccination program. And most important is to see that they have top quality feed. Dry housing is essential.

Bucks do smell during breeding season, however they do smell good to the does. Pygora goats are easy breeders. Gestation time average is 150 days. If bred wisely they have few kidding problems. To dehorn or not is your choice.

Goats are Browsers! Protect your goatie friends by keeping them away from the following poisonous plants and tree: Shiny leaf species, Azalea, Rhododendron, Laurel, Camellia, Daphne, Andromeda, Tansy Ragwort, Bracken Fern, Stone Fruits, Oleander, Rhubarb, Tulip, Daffodil, English Ivy, Horse Chestnut, Japanese Yew, Coastal Fiddleneck, Red Maple, Black Walnut and St. John's-Wort. This is only a partial list of poisonous plants. For a complete list contact your local Extension Service.

Can you identfy: Poison Hemlock, Tansy Ragwort, Field Horsetail, Buttercup, Yew, Oleander, Bracken Fern, Nightshade and St. John's-Wort? Take the OMAF Poisonous Plant Quiz.

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