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Welcome to the Southern Goat Producers’s ARTICLES pages.   

 

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From this page you can navigate to ARTICLES that will provide information that will help you save a goat.  Some articles are not as specific or technical as others but when that is the case, we have a longtime producer or specialist on call to help you through an emergency.  This is a perk of being a member of the SGPA.  It is always our advice for you to have a qualified “goat” veternarian … you should have a relationship with a veternarian long before you have an emergency … it is your duty to your animals to plan ahead and be somewhat prepared to handle health issues that come up.  

Many of our ARTICLES are taken from The Southern Farm News, the official newsletter of our association.   Our tips and information come from longtime producers, veterinarians, and others that are dedicated to raising healthy goats and sustainable farming. Their experiences are captured to educate others who need it.  These ARTICLES are not meant to take the place of a veterinarian … they merely offer some assistance while you are in contact with your veteranarian and working with a trained professional.

We will add to and update the information and give specific or technical information where applicable.  Help us keep this site current by reporting what worked for your goats and if specific treatment options were not listed. We will strive to list or give specifics when possible.

Remember this … when we, as producers, force goats to graze rather than forage naturally, we create management issues.  Those are the goats that will need emergency help eventually.  Unless your goats are foraging on unlimited acreage you should be prepared to treat them as patients when they get sick.   If you are a beginner, study often about ways to raise a goat…learn about diseases...get a feel for issues that other producers are experiencing.  If you have been raising goats for a while and you think you know how to raise goats because certain problems haven’t gotten to your farm YET…well, that is the moment (that what you have innocently neglected and kept you flying under the radar without problems) that suddenly the world comes crashing down.  But we hope not.  BE READY – read our ARTICLES.  

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