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Sheep & Goats

It is becoming more common to see sheep and goats as you drive through the country. More more people are becoming owners to these delightful creatures. However, before you buy or adopt one, it is important that you are able to care for them properly. Feel free to ask our veterinarian any questions you have in regards to caring for these small ruminants! If your sheep or goats need a check up, we can schedule a farm call or you can even bring them into the clinic! Be sure to call ahead for a farm call though, our schedule fills up very quickly!

When the vet comes to visit your sheep or goats, you need to have the following items ready:

  • Halter and/or lead rope
  • Your animal(s) caught and ready for examination
  • Good (bright) lighting, so your animal can be seen easily

If your animal is sick or getting a checkup:

  • Inform the vet how long the current problem has been going on.
  • Tell me what you have done to treat the problem if anything.
  • Tell the vet any previous problems you have had on your farm and/or with this individual.
  • Have the animal’s vaccination and worming history on hand.
  • Inform the vet of any other things that might be relevant, such as a new feed shipment, new animals on the farm, the animal’s breeding dates, etc