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  • Can I buy just one?
    If you already have goats the answer is yes. If you don’t already have goats the answer is no as goats are herd animals and will not thrive on their own. We will not sell one goat to a home that doesn’t have other goats as it is just not fair to the goat. We would be happy to provide a companion wether at a reduced rate if you are buying a doeling or buckling from us.
  • Where do I find information about taking care of a new goat?
    We have had success in finding a good goat vet in our area – you will want to see if you are able to find a vet knowledgeable in small ruminants in your area. If not, we have found information on Facebook by joining Goat Vet Corner which is a veterinary learning site where you can post your question or emergency and only vets can respond. They have files covering all sorts of illnesses and birthing issues you may come across.
  • Where can I buy supplies?
    There is an online store called “Backwoods Goats” that stocks a good supply of essentials and can be contacted through Facebook to have an online catalogue sent to you. They carry a wide range of items. There is also a store in Red Deer that stocks a large supply of small ruminant necessities by the name of Hashbrowns Homestead Supplies.
  • What are necessities I should have on hand in the way of medicines?
    I keep a wide range of medicines on hand as my goats never seem to get sick between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and a little precautionary preparation has saved me a lot of worry, time and money. Things I would not be without are: Thiamine, probiotic paste, Epiclor, Ivomec (both injectable and oral sheep drench), Safeguard dewormer, Valbazen, Biomycin or some form of long lasting antibiotic, Metacam and Nuflor and, if raising babies, Baycox for the prevention of coccidiosis. Biomycin, Metacam and Nuflor all require a vet script.
  • How often do I need to deworm my goats?
    I do not worm on a schedule. I have gotten a microscope and will be doing my own fecals. Right now I check famancha scores and monitor body condition to determine if parasites are a problem and then treat from there. Parasites can build resistance to dewormers if used indiscriminately so treat only when necessary. I was initially told to use Ivomec injectable given orally to goats for worms but have since been advised by a veterinary of small ruminants to use only the Ivomec sheep drench orally as the injectable has a carrying agent in it that can cause ulcers and burning in the mucus membranes of the mouth.
  • Can I contact you if I run in to any problems or concerns?
    Absolutely – we are here if you need us and will assist in any way we can with any goat issue you may be experiencing. If we can’t help you ourselves we may be able to steer you in the right direction to find the assistance or information you require.
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