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My aunt raises goats (specifically, she raises Saanen goats and Toggenburg goats for the most part, but she has had a couple of Angora goats in her time), and she always taught me that we could feed the goats almost any fruit or vegetable table scraps, except melons, because those were apparently prone to giving the animals diarrhea, which is super ...


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I used to keep alpacas, which are closely related to llamas. Alpacas are highly intelligent, and will respond appropriately to a threat. For example, my alpacas were quite relaxed with my own sheepdog. A neighbour's dog who tried to steal food from their treat dish would get a warning "kick" that did not connect, but would scare him off. (To emphasise, they ...


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I am not a veterinarian, but this page (alternative link) by the Cornell University lists plants poisonous to livestock — including cows (cattle) — along with pictures to aid identification; some of the entries will not be relevant to India as it was compiled in the United States, but others are worldwide. I hope this helps.


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My partner had a similar problem with a bird enclosure and a local company recommended she use a fairly heavy mesh that worked well and solved the problem. The following Garden Zone 403010 1/2" x 1" Mesh 16-Gauge Galvanized Wire Fence available on Amazon looks pretty similar. It was fairly tedious but I left a little overlap on the inside and tacked the wire ...


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Don't forget that pigs are roughly as intelligent as dogs and as stubborn as mules. Coercing them is easier than forcing them. You should call them to you, lure them with food like cheese and block their way backwards in case they change their mind. What you should avoid is pushing them from behind, pulling them by the ears and causing them pain or panic.


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Goats are obnoxious about climbing on things. If you google horse bucking goats you will find several videos where the horse is not happy about it. What happens is the annoy goat tries to climb on the horse (or cow, or car, or tree, etc) and it either works or not. If not the goat tries again and again and again... At some point the horse (etc, all) ...


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The number of lambs ewes have is determined on how many times the egg splits apart to make multiple fetuses.Having that many lambs will cause some issues and I'm glad to hear she recovered.The more lambs an ewe has the more milk she has to produce which means she needs more feed to produce enough milk for her lambs.


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India Development Gateway has a vaccination schedule for dairy cattle on their website, although I cannot personally verify its accuracy. It is a good idea to ask a local livestock/large animal veterinarian about this, as they will likely know about diseases and conditions specific to your area.


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Probably not as much of a concern in India but you should definitely not feed cow meat to a cow.


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When a cow or horse collapses and doesn't get treated by a vet, chances for death are very high. Problem is that, in this state, even a vet can't do much - the cow could be operated on if a cause was known or highly suspected - again nothing an ordinary person could do due to lack of instruments, knowledge and skill, for a start. Not eating food for an ...


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Comparison of methods Elastration is a procedure where a very tight rubber band is placed around the scrotum (or tail), cutting off blood flow and causing tissue death. The band is usually left in place until the scrotum (or tail) drops off. This is a non-surgical method of castration. In surgical castration the scrotum is cut open and the testes are removed ...


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