Flashcards in Goats Deck (29):
Sheep are _____. Goats are _____
Alpine, aanen, La Mancha, Toggenburg, Nubian
Boer, Kiko, Savanna, Spanish
Feed on grasses and bush
What should be the primary source of feed intake for goats to maintain healthy rumen function?
What is the minimum o\amount of roughage that should be fed to a goad per day?
1/2 lb per 100lbs BW
What is the limiting nutrient for goats, particularly on production
Excess _____ is turned into energy and can cause obesity
Not a major reason for concern in goats
Required in small quantities
Minerals that can be a particular problem in goats include...
Iodine, selenium, zinc
Most _____ are synthesized in the rumen
Limiting factor especially in weathered pastures
What should the BCS be for a dry goat or a goat in late lactation?
What should the BCS be for a breeding goat or a goat in early gestation?
What should the BCS be for a goat in late gestation?
What should the BCS be for a goat in early lactation
What should the BCS be for a pet goat (not lactating or in gestation)?
When do meat goats need Calcium supplementation?
Late gestation and early lactation
How much grain should be fed to a goad during early and mid pregnancy?
When should the level of nutrition increase for dairy goats?
6 weeks before kidding
When is peak lactation for a dairy goat?
30-55 days in
Abortions are easy in these breeds due to stress
Very sensitive to changes in diet, so all changes must be very gradual and should not occur during shearing season
Causes goiter (enlarged thyroid)
Kelp/seaweed can help prevent
Excessive salivation, deformed hooves, stiff joints, skin problems, small testicles and libido