Goat and Sheep Care

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Herd Health: We will help you set up an effective herd health program. Herd health programs should include general husbandry, nutrition, and parasite and vaccination programs. Your emphasis should be on disease prevention rather than treatment.

Vaccinations: Vaccinations are an integral part of a flock health management program. They provide insurance against diseases that commonly affect sheep and goats. We can educate you on the vaccines that are appropriate for your animals.

Drenching (deworming): Sheep and goats are very susceptible to worms due to their close grazing behavior and slow-to-develop immunity. A good parasite control program is not simply deworming, but also management practices to reduce the number of parasites the animals are exposed to.

Surgery: Routine surgical castrations, C-sections, laceration repairs, abscesses, tooth root abscesses, dentistry, and microchip identification.

Foot Care: You should do foot trimming as needed, depending on the environment.

Sickness Exams: Emergency coverage for sick animals. If need be we can hospitalize your animal for fluid therapy and in hospital care and treatment for a wide variety of illness' including choke, heat stroke, and failure of passive transfer.