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The goat care handbook

Author: Mary Turner Stille
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This book covers the biology, origin and behavior of goats; their many uses; the breed characteristics and physical conformation; buying and transporting tips; housing; feed; estrus cycles and breeding; newborn care, udders and milk; horn removal, castration, hooves and foot care; diseases and health care; culling the herd; and registering, showing and selling goats"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Turner Stille
ISBN: 0786423153 9780786423156
OCLC Number: 62282256
Notes: Revised edition of: Goat care. 1984.
Description: x, 242 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: History --
Feral goats --
Why do you want a goat? --
Breed characteristics --
Management --
Accepted conformation for dairy goats --
Buying --
Age, teeth, and weight --
Moving goats --
Public relations --
Equipment --
Housing --
Cold weather care --
Collars and fencing --
Feeding --
Breeding methods --
Males --
The female reproduction system and cycle --
Parturition is the actual kidding --
Newborns and general kid care --
Udders and milk --
Tattooing --
Getting rid of horns --
Castration --
Hooves and foot care --
Clipping, hair cutting, and spot trimming --
Health and preventive medicine --
Parasites --
Culling --
Registration --
Showing goats --
Recordkeeping --
Selling --
Chevon.
Responsibility: Mary Turner Stille.
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Useful for beginners and veteran keepers, this handbook is a reference for goat keepers. It offers helpful information for enjoying the benefits of healthy, productive goats while minimizing costs  Read more...

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