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Assessment of your Goat:

1. Always start by taking your goats temperature! The normal temperature range for a goat is 101.5 to 103.5

2. Check your goats Famacha score to ensure it is within a normal, healthy range.

***Be aware a low or high temperature can alter your goats famacha score.***

3. Observe and check your goat.

  •  Can you hear a rumen sound? Is your goat chewing cud?

  •  Is your goat peeing normally? If you are assessing a billy or buckling is the pee a strong steady stream or   a dribble?

  •  Are they pooping normal goat berries? If not what is the color and consistency of the goats poop?

  •  Is your goat lethargic?  How is your goat walking?

  •  Is your goat grinding their teeth?

  •  Is your goat showing signs of respiratory distress? Looks for signs of difficulty breathing, fast respiration's,   acting agitated, etc.

  •  Is your goat choking and/or coughing? Does your goat have eye and/or nasal discharge – if so, color and consistency?

  •  Can you see visible bugs on skin (lice or ticks for example)?

  •  Do they have scaly/crusty, flaky/dry skin, un-normal skin color (greyish or yellowish hue)?

  •  Do you see abrasions or open wounds on your goat?

  •  Is your goats eye twitching?  Is your goat acting blind?

  •  Did he/she eat something they shouldn’t have (plants, leaves, chicken feed, etc.)?

she is napping!

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