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Never a Dull Moment in Raising Goats: Swollen Jaw in Goats

If your goat’s jaw is swollen, there are several possibilities as to the cause — bottle jaw, CL, tooth abscess, and, as it turns out, insect or spider bite.

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Pasqualina and her favorite treat

Did You Know Goats Have Accents?

Yes, apparently goats have accents according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

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Goat Song by Brad Kessler

Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, a Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese by Brad Kessler

I get an overwhelming sensation of calm just writing about this book, and so I highly recommend Goat Song to goat lovers as well as to anyone who enjoys the concept of a simpler life, being in Thoreau-like tune with nature, and/or meditation.

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It ain't bad to get mad

It Ain’t Bad to Get Mad Goat Song

Anyone remember this mad goat video from Sesame Street? It ain’t bad to get maaaaad.

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Aceto di mele (apple cider vinegar)

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) & Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) for Goats

I’ve read that ACV and GSE can be cure-alls and/or preventive measures for just about everything from respiratory problems to parasites to rumen issues. Have you used them?

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Calabrian goat that headbutts

Headbutting in Goats

Please feel free to share your goat headbutting stories here!

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Goats that readers have spotted out and about. Send your photos to michelle(at)goatberries(dot)com! 

Baby the Goat in Georgia
Anguillian Goats
Goats in Central Park Zoo, NYC
Goats goats goats galore!
Tuscan goat
Goat on donkey (no not in that way)
Oman goat
Goat in tree in Africa
Testa Dura Goat Cheese
Goat at Maine Fiber Frolic 2011