This book shows how to provide shelter for goats, trim hooves, drench, vaccinate, tattoo, disbud, eartag and milk goats by hand or using a machine. Also covers buying a goat, kidding, show preparation, record keeping, health problems, quality assurance, animal welfare and safety. Simple to follow with step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and full-colour pictures.
Goat AgSkills is part of the AgSkills series: books that provide clear explanations about a wide range of practical tasks performed in farming. Industry personnel and departmental officers have been involved in compiling these Agskills. Find them in the iBooks Store.
General Safety Precautions
Provide Shelter for Goats
Hoof Trimming a Goat
Drenching a Goat
Vaccinating a Goat
Disbudding a Goat
Tattooing and Ear Tagging a Goat
Guide to Buying a Dairy Goat
Problems Associated with Kidding
Hand Milk a Goat
Machine Milk a Goat
Recognise and Treat Mastitis
Recognise and Treat Udder Conditions in Goats
Recognise and Treat Footrot in Goats
Recognise and Treat Lice Infestation in Goats
Plant Poisoning in Goats
Show Preparation of Goats
Goat Management Planner
Record Keeping for Fibre Goats
What is a Safe Work Method Statement?
Check Your Skill
Notes on Selecting Drenches for Goats
Notes on Footrot in Goats
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jennifer Laffan has written many publications and training resources for the NSW Department of Primary Industries, including others in the AgSkills series.