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101.5 - 103.5° F
Heart rate 60 – 90
beats per minute
Respiration 10 –
30 breaths per minute
Rumen movements 1
– 2 per minute
Puberty 4 – 10
Estrous cycle is 21
days, with a range
heat) 24 – 72 hours
Gestation 150 days ,
with a range of
, with a range of
|Did you know that the goats rumen is
located on it's left side?
If you are wanting to see
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When checking your goats for anemia always pull down their lower eyelid to check for color.
Eye membranes should be dark pink to red. NEVER use gums as an indicator.
Collection of articles first published in Meat Goat Mania