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    How To Make Hay Stretch

    Alright guys, it's a drought/off weather year where I live. My hay guy advised me to gather as much hay as I can even if it's not from him because come March he thinks it's going to be a bloodbath in New England and second cutting goat/horse hay is already getting short. How do I make hay...
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    LGD Behavior Issues

    I've been having issues with my Komondor/Pyrenees cross puppy, Badger. He's 6 mo old, and around 80, maybe 90 pounds (too heavy to pick up and lift into a truck even rear or front at a time and can smash his paws into your chest now). Both parents were working with goats, chickens, alpacas...
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    Goat Ate End of Feeding Syringe

    This has not been my morning. My 4 year old swiped and disassembled in private my nice bolus gun and lost pieces then while I was doing health checks and I noticed one of my bucks was pale so I got some wormer ready to go and... My lamancha buck ate the straw off one of these while eagerly...
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    Doe With Edema in Brisket

    Discovered this late last night at lockup. Any ideas what the cause could be? Famacha is excellent, very dark. I will be running a fecal later. No punctures. She seems a little painful, but not much. It's wiggly, gushy and feels like water. Browsing pen is brush, trees, and dust. Barn pen is...
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    Pregnant Doe Leaking Milk

    What is the protocol for a pregnant doe that is leaking milk? She should have 47 days to go till due date based on her last heat and buck exposure (and she's a doe that cycles fairly loudly with dramatic changes in behavior and lots of blubbering, I put a buck in with her, and she was bred, so...
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    Microscope for Doing Fecals

    What would be a good microscope for doing fecals? I'd welcome recommendations. What about either of these? https://www.amazon.com/Koolertron-Microscope-Magnification-Adjustable-Rechargeable/dp/B07FRRTD9L/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=10x+microscope&qid=1560209279&s=gateway&sr=8-3#customerReviews This...
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    Advice on Picking the Better Hay

    Hello out there! I'm stuck buying hay in late February after a move. It's very expensive ($37/100lbs!!!). I have one doe freshening in March and it looks like my other two does are open. I also have 2 bucklings. I get to choose between straight alfalfa and orchard-alfalfa mix. Because of the...
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    rachels.haven's Journal

    Hi out there! Normally I don't really care to share much and would much rather hear about others' adventures, but I'm having a lapse of normal judgement, so I think I'm going to start my thread. I've kept yard birds of various forms for a long time, but just started keeping rabbits, and when...
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