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Goat Health

Goat Health

Welcome to the Hoegger Farmyard Goat Health Center, the online community focused on Goat Health and Husbandry.  From this page you have access to a wealth of specific goat health information as well as the most recent posts from experts on our Goat Health Blog.  For additional support from experts as well as our clients and friends, be sure to check out the Goat Health Forum. Hoegger Supply has been sell goat supplies for over 75 years. We love our goats and are looking forward to helping you get all the answers to your goat health questions.


The goat health tips offered in the navigation bar to the left are gleaned from our 76 years in business, from both listening carefully to the tips and experiences of our customers and the experience of working with our own Goat Healthgoats. Please remember, we are not veterinarians and it is always best to consult with a trained professional when dealing with health problems and procedures. In addition, everybody does things a little or a lot different than the goat keeper down the road. We certainly don’t claim to be the be-all or the end-all when it comes to goat health. So, that being said, this is a disclaimer that what we have written as well as the help we provide over the phone and internet is not intended to take the place of professional assistance.

Recent Posts

Hoegger’s Christmas 2014 Goat Gift Guide

For those who love ‘us goat people’, gift giving can be a challenge. So, for Christmas 2014, we thought we would put together an ‘Ultimate Gift Guide’ to help you out. There’s something here for all kinds of goat keepers and milk aficionados, and we’ve tried to cover all budgets. So from stocking fillers to […]

Milk Production versus Sustainability

When one begins a dairy operation, generally there is lots of enthusiasm and energy. That’s actually quite necessary. Equally vital is the stamina and perseverance to maintain a certain energy level and even rhythm to the production cycles. Whether or not the dairy endeavor continues depends to a large degree upon how the operation is […]

Making Sense of Feed Labels Part 2: Balancing major minerals in your goat’s diet

In Making Sense of Feed Labels, Part 1: Balancing trace mineral deficiencies in your goat’s diet,  we learned how to determine if your mineral supplement balances deficiencies in trace minerals, such as copper, zinc and selenium. Daily mineral requirements for goats were based on diets for large breed diary cattle adjusted for differences in body […]