Goat Terminology and Identifying Sick Goats

Goat Terms.
Goat Terms.

Goat Terminology and Identifying Sick Goats:

Goat Terminology.
Goat Terminology.

Introduction:- Most of the beginners who wants to start a goat farming should know about Goat Terminology being used in goat farming  in order to understand the goat world. Here is the list of goat terms of goat.


The following details about common Goat Terminology used in goats:

S.No.Specifics.Common Term (Goat Terminology).
1Adult maleBuck
2Adult femaleDoe
3New bornKid
4Young maleBuckling
5Young femaleGoatling
6Castrated maleWether/castrated goat
7Castrated femaleSpayed
8Female with offspringSuckling
9Act of parturitionKidding
10Act of matingServing
14Species called asCaprine
15Sound producedBleating


To be successful in goat farming, one should be aware of  goat diseases and symptoms. Identifying sick goats is very important to reduce the mortality. Timely identifying sick goats and isolating them from healthy goats will reduce the risk of other goats getting similar kind of diseases. Once sick goats are found, contact your local veterinary doctor for cure and suggestions. The following explains how to identify a sick animal in goat farming:


S.No.Parameter.Healthy Goat Symptoms.Sick Goat Symptoms.
1.Look of GoatAlertDull
2.HeadRaisedBent downwards
3.EyesWide open, brightDull with white deposition at the corners
4.Conjunctival m.m.NormalPale or congested
5.NoseNo dischargeSlimy discharge
6.Movement of GoatActiveSluggish, lameness
7.Response of GoatQuickSlow
8.FecesNormalHard / loose, mucus/blood-stained, discolouration, dysentry
9.Pulse (/min)70-90 



10.Body temperature (oF) of Goat103.7Increased
11.Respiration (/min)12-30Increased, difficult
12.Grazing habitNormalAbnormal
14.Feed and water intakeNormalReduced
15.Udder sizeNormalMay be swollen
16.Skin conditionHealthyInfected, external parasites.


For Goat Vaccination Schedule: Read here.


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