Friday, December 11, 2015

Nigerian dwarf goats - 5 tips on how to breed them


Nigerian dwarf goats - 5 tips on how to breed them

Farming is one of the most popular industries in Nigeria. Animals might be bred for different reasons. The most widespread ones are cows, poultry, pork, rabbits, quails, antelopes, guinea pigs, fish, etc. Many people get interested also in Nigerian dwarf goats. You should know that Nigerian dwarf goat is just one of the existing breeds.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Nigerian Dwarf Doe and her two kids plus a free breeding back!!!






For Sale - Registered Nigerian Doe and her two male kids will include a free breeding after kids are weaned.  4 in 1 package. Babies born 11/21/15.    Email: debbie@amberwaves.info for more information

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Happy new owners

Thank you Katie W for sharing these pictures.  Below are Nora (Black Nigerian Doe Kid and Ireland trio colored Nigerian Dwarf doe kid) in their new home.




Friday, May 29, 2015

Hoegger Supply - May Newsletter

May Newsletter  

Greetings from Hoegger Supply,
We are continuing our series of must-have information for goat owners, this month we address the need to test your goats (
http://hoeggerfarmyard.com/test-your-goats/), and four of the most common diseases tested for.



 Caseous Lymphadenitis 
Volumes have been written about Caseous Lymphadenitis (CL), a chronic bacterial infection that results in both internal and external abscesses.
External abscesses are highly contagious and can infect other animals by both direct (goat to goat) and indirect (goat to surface to goat) contact. There is also some degree of danger to humans as this is a zoonotic disease. 


 CAE/Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis
This disease has two forms: the arthritis (visible) and the encephalitis (internal). They both wreak havoc on dairy herds across the world. It causes, among other problems, painful arthritic joints, mastitis and decreased milk production. Once a goat has this disease, there is no cure. The disease will be passed from mother to kid through the milk and colostrum, but can also be passed from goat to goat through blood or milk.


 Johne's Disease
Johne’s Disease (pronounced Yo-knees), is also known as paratuberculosis and shows up as rapid weight loss and diarrhea. It is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium aviumss. paratuberculosis, often abbreviated to ‘MAP’. There is evidence linking it to Crohn’s Disease in humans. 


Tuberculosis
Although this disease has not been found prevalent in the US, there are still concerns since this disease can be transmitted to humans.
There are 2 strains of TB that are tested for; bovine and avian. The veterinarian will inject a tiny bit of fluid into your goat, usually at the base of the tail. They will have to come back out to the farm and read the results of the testing within 3 days. 


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