Below is a collection of links/resources that others may find helpful. Please note that we are not giving advice regarding goat management or health with the exception of one point: Find and develop a relationship with a good small ruminant veterinarian first and foremost. The internet is not a substitute for proper veterinary care.
When looking for information on management or health, we do our best to find credible, reputable sources, such as university systems, who publish information based on science, actual research, and veterinary guidance. Goat care groups on social media, personal blogs, personal websites, and similar sources are rarely good places to find credible information.
Parasites (internal) Internal parasites that affect goats are one of the greatest--if not the greatest--threats to the health of our goats. The most common and dangerous internal parasite in the United States, especially in the southeast/areas that have warm, humid weather, is the strongyle species haemonchus contortus, more commonly known as the “barber pole worm.” The American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC) is a source of current, science-based information and strategies for dealing with parasites. If you are new to goats, the ACSRPC's six-part series on controlling worms in goats is a good place to start.