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Angora health - diseases of the skin and the brain
The signs of skin disease are usually fairly obvious, with itchiness, hair loss, scurfiness or sores, reddening or some other change in the appearance of the skin.
Feeding angora goats
Goats don’t have a split upper lip like sheep so don’t graze as close to the ground.
Angora goats - breeding for good traits
Angora health - lameness and sudden death
Part three in a series on Angora goat health and disease looks at lameness and sudden death.
Handling and housing angora goats
Goats are a vastly greater challenge to handle than sheep and the first thing you'll need to do is to heighten the yards to prevent jumping.
Angora Goat Welfare
There are particular welfare issues associated with goats, because of their sensitive nature and inquisitive personalities!
Buying your angora goats
What to buy depends on what’s available at the time and what the current market is like.
Angora goat diseases - the bad news and the good news
Compared with other farm animals, goats are relatively susceptible to internal worms, which can cause scouring and ill-thrift.
Identification and recording
You cannot do worthwhile recording and breeding to improve flock performance unless all animals are identified.