We like to let our goats, sheep and other animals graze freely every day.
Here are some important things to check for before, during and after your animals are grazing.
- Check pasture for poisonous plants. http://goat-link.com/component/option,com_wrapper/Itemid,51/ We leave baking soda in their pens and pastures along with their minerals just in case they eat something bad for them. Normally the baking soda will fix the problem.
- Make sure the waters don't have holes and are clean and full. They will not drink the water if it is dirty or has a dead mouse.
- Check your goats. Make sure they are not limping, standing alone, or not eating. It is important to know your goats and know what they are normally acting like so when they start to get sick you can fix the problem quickly.
Knowing the basic first aid for your goats is also helpful. I worked with our vet and bought some books about goat first aid and it has helped us a lot! :-)
Here is a link to a website that talks a little bit about it. http://www.napga.org/downloads/firstaid.pdf
I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Until the whole world hears,
Beth Joy Wood