FEATURED GOAT ARTICLES
Lessons from the Farm
What we’ve learned can help you care for your goats.
Information from Our Goat Experts
Animal experts at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center share their knowledge about goats.
How can I address pregnancy toxemia and ketosis in my goats?
By getting more energy into your late-term pregnant and early-lactation doe. Gradually increase the concentrate (grain) portion of the diet and reduce the hay portion. Grain is higher in energy and will take up less room in the rumen. Feed a good-quality hay that is not too coarse. Forage pellets are another good fiber option for the late-gestation doe. A small amount of fat (corn oil is most palatable) on the feed will also help increase energy intake. Providing more frequent and smaller meals will also help.