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Goats of the world

Goats of the world

  • Author: Valerie Porter
  • Publisher: Diamond Farm Book Pubns
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 179
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Here, Valerie Porter takes a look at the world's goats. Over 350 breeds and types are covered, with an explanation of the characteristics and history of each breed, and an examination of the goat's place in the world.

The World of Sheep & Goats

The World of Sheep & Goats

  • Author: Meta Bonney
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Goats
  • Page: 136
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Bovids of the World

Bovids of the World

Antelopes, Gazelles, Cattle, Goats, Sheep, and Relatives

  • Author: José R. Castelló
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400880653
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 664
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Bovids are a diverse group of ruminant mammals that have hooves and unbranched hollow horns. Bovids of the World is the first comprehensive field guide to cover all 279 bovid species, including antelopes, gazelles, cattle, buffaloes, sheep, and goats. From the hartebeest of Africa and the takin of Asia to the muskox of North America, bovids are among the world's most spectacular animals and this stunningly illustrated and easy-to-use field guide is an ideal way to learn more about them. The guide covers all species and subspecies of bovids described to date. It features more than 300 superb full-color plates depicting every kind of bovid, as well as detailed facing-page species accounts that describe key identification features, horn morphology, distribution, subspeciation, habitat, and conservation status in the wild. This book also shows where to observe each species and includes helpful distribution maps. Suitable for anyone with an interest in natural history, Bovids of the World is a remarkable and attractive reference, showcasing the range and beauty of these important mammals. The first comprehensive field guide to all 279 bovid species 337 full-color plates, with more than 1,500 photographs Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, distribution, subspeciation, habitat, behavior, reproduction, and conservation status Fully updated and revised taxonomy, with common and scientific names Easy-to-read distribution maps

Goats of Anarchy

Goats of Anarchy

One Woman's Quest to Save the World One Goat At A Time

  • Author: Leanne Lauricella
  • Publisher: Rock Point
  • ISBN: 1631064355
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 138
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Get ready to party—the goats are back in town! Based on the popular Instagram account, Goats of Anarchy takes you on a tour of Leanne’s goat rescue farm, a place where special-needs goats can heal, grow, and butt heads to their hearts’ content. Join Pocket, Ella, Chibs, Lyla, Prospect and Polly--the goat who took the Internet by storm with her adorable duck costume--as they rumble, snuggle, pig out, dress up, and even teach you a few goat yoga moves to loosen your haunches. Whether they’re learning to walk or just romping around the farm, these horned and hooved heartbreakers will have you grinning ear to ear as they chew the scenery—literally! When she left New York City for the wilds of New Jersey in 2011, Leanne Lauricella knew nothing about animal sanctuaries. She started her Instagram account, @goatsofanarchy, shortly after getting her first two goats, Jax and Opie. Today, Leanne’s Instagram has over 280,000 followers, and is the winner of the 2016 People’s Voice Webby Award for Animal-Based Social Media Account.

Goat Breeds of the World

Goat Breeds of the World

  • Author: Christian Gall
  • Publisher: Balogh Scientific Books
  • ISBN: 9783823612513
  • Category: Goat breeds
  • Page: 186
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Year of the Goat

Year of the Goat

40,000 Miles and the Quest for the Perfect Cheese

  • Author: Margaret Hathaway,Karl Schatz
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9781599216294
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 224
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From Maine to Arizona, and back again, Margaret and Karl and their dog, Godfrey, travel across America in search of green pastures, simple tradition, and the perfect goat cheese.

The Time of the Goats

The Time of the Goats

  • Author: Luan Starova,Christina E. Kramer
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
  • ISBN: 029929093X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 154
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It’s the late 1940s in Skopje, Yugoslavia, in the critical year leading to Tito’s break with Stalin. Pushed to leave mountain villages to become the new proletariat in urban factories, a flood of peasants crowds into Skopje—and with them, all of their goats. Suffering from hunger, Skopje’s citizens welcome the newcomers. But municipal leaders are faced with a dilemma when the central government issues an order calling for the slaughter of the country’s goat population. With food so scarce, will they hide the outlawed animals? Or will they comply with the edict and endure the bite of hunger? The Time of the Goats is the second novel in Luan Starova’s acclaimed multivolume Balkan saga. It follows the main characters from My Father’s Books and the tragicomic events of their lives in Skopje as the narrator’s intellectual father and the head goatherd become friends. As local officials clumsily carry out absurd policies, Starova conveys the bonds of understanding and mutual support that form in Skopje’s poorest neighborhoods. At once historical and allegorical, folkloric and fantastic, The Time of the Goats draws lyrically on Starova’s own childhood.

Deer, Elk, and Mountain Goats

Deer, Elk, and Mountain Goats

A Portrait of the Animal World

  • Author: Paul Sterry
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781597642262
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 72
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Over 80 illustrations. The noble stag with his magnificent antlers, the agile and fearless bighorn ram, and the vulnerable doe and fawn are some of the most picturesque creatures in the animal world. These, along with such relatives as gazelles, impala, bison, and giraffes, are captured here in vivid action-photographs and a lively, informative text. While these animals are found in widely varying habitats and are strikingly different in appearance, they have one thing in common: rumination. This is a means of processing plant matter for consumption, commonly known as "chewing the cud." In all seasons and in wild places throughout the world, these gentle grazing animals, who are often the prey of carnivores, are shown in 80 full-color photographs which capture both their extraordinary behavior and the spectacular landscapes in which they live.

A Beast the Color of Winter

A Beast the Color of Winter

The Mountain Goat Observed

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803264212
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 208
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"In North America there is one large animal that belongs almost entirely to the realm of towering rock and unmelting snow. Pressing hard against the upper limit of life's possibilities, it exists higher and steeper throughout the year than any other big beast on the continent. It is possibly the best and most complete mountaineer that ever existed on any continent. Oreamnos americanus is its scientific name. Its common name is mountain goat." Resourceful, belligerent, and unbelievably sure-footed, the mountain goat is a white-coated survivor from the Ice Age. Oreamnos americanus shares its dizzying alpine world with elk, eagles, bighorn sheep, and grizzlies. This first full-length book on the mountain goat offers a superbly written portrait of its life, habits, and environment. Douglas H. Chadwick tracked mountain goat herds for seven years, and his observations are richly textured and replete with fascinating and dramatic details. We learn of the mountain goats' lives from birth to adulthood, their feeding habits, unique social behavior and courtship rituals, and their long history. Chadwick also makes clear the troubling and escalating impact of the modern world on the mountain goat's wilderness home. This Bison Books edition features a new introduction by the author.

Goat Meat Production and Quality

Goat Meat Production and Quality

  • Author: Osman Mahgoub, Isam T. Kadim and Edward Webb
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 9781845938505
  • Category: Electronic books
  • Page: 361
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This book focuses on the most important areas of goat meat production. It is divided into 15 chapters discussing the role of genetics, breeding, reproduction and nutrition in producing good quality, profitable goat meat. The mineral, amino acid and fatty acid composition of goat meat is also addressed, along with a discussion of its nutritive value, aimed at highlighting its health benefits over other red meats. Specific topics are as follows: overview of the global goat meat sector; goat meat production systems; carcass traits of hardy tropical goats; genetics and breeding of meat goats; reproductive efficiency for increased meat production in goats; nutrition of the meat goat; growth, development and growth manipulation in goats; role of objective and subjective evaluation in the production and marketing of goats for meat; tissue distribution in the goat carcass; influences of diets on fatty acid composition of edible tissues of meat goat; mineral composition of goat meat; linear body measurements and carcass characteristics of goats; nutritive value and quality characteristics of goat meat; effect of early nutrition on carcass and meat quality of young goats under milk production systems; and effects of feeding system and diet on the body lipid composition of young goats.

Goats

Goats

Small-scale Herding for Pleasure And Profit

  • Author: Sue Weaver
  • Publisher: i5 Publishing
  • ISBN: 193548480X
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 160
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Hobby Farms GOATS: Small-Scale Herding, written by hobby farmer and prolific author and columnist Sue Weaver, is an essential guide to the wonderful world of goats, the fastest growing new area of the US agricultural meat market. This colorful guide discusses goats of all types, including dairy goats, used for milk and cheese; meat goats; fiber goats, prized for their mohair and cashmere; recreational goats, beloved by children for their great personalities and silliness; and brush goats, the lawnmowers of creative hobby farmers and suburbanites. Weaver offers excellent advice on how to purchase a goat: sensible and direct, she advises newcomers that while goats can be profitable, they should not rush in. Before the reader fills his backyard with a herd of goats, the author warns him or her to consider that while goats are “cute, personable, charming, and imminently entertaining…[they] are also destructive…mischievous, sometimes ornery, and often exasperating.” The book lists the various breeds of goats commonly available as meat and dairy producers, carefully spelling out their advantages and drawbacks. In the chapter on selecting a goat, the author instructs the reader to be aware of the overall health and soundness, and to consider such the animals’ horns and teeth. The book also covers general care for a small herd of goats, including outdoor housing and feeding, general health care, and maintenance. For hobby farmers ready to dive into the world of reproducing their goats, there are chapters on breeding, mating, and “Bringing Kids into the World.” All goat keepers will be enlightened by the information in the chapter on behavior and solving everyday problems with their often capricious caprines. Since the focus of the book is for hobby farmers, Goats also addresses how to make money from the small-scale herd, offering advice on managing, selling, and marketing goat-derived products. The book concludes with an extensive glossary of over 150 terms, an appendix of common goat diseases, and a resource section of useful goat-relevant books, websites, and associations. Fully indexed.

The State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

  • Author: Barbara Rischkowsky,Dafydd Pilling
  • Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
  • ISBN: 9789251057629
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 511
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Sustainable management of the world's livestock genetic diversity is of vital importance to agriculture, food production, rural development and the environment. This publication is the first global assessment of these resources. Drawing on 169 Country Reports, contributions from a number of international organizations and 12 specially commissioned thematic studies, it presents an analysis of the state of agricultural biodiversity in the livestock sector - origins and development, uses and values, distribution and exchange, risk status and threats - and of capacity to manage these resources - institutions, policies and legal frameworks, structured breeding activities and conservation programs. Needs and challenges are assessed in the context of the forces driving change in livestock production systems. Tools and methods to enhance the use and development of animal genetic resources are explored in sections on the state of the art in characterization, genetic improvement, economic evaluation and conservation. As well providing a technical reference document, the country-based preparation of "The State of the World" has led to a process of policy development and a "Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources", which once adopted, will provide an agenda for action by the international community.--Publisher's description.

Handbook of Milk of Non-Bovine Mammals

Handbook of Milk of Non-Bovine Mammals

  • Author: Young W. Park,George F. W. Haenlein
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470999721
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 472
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No one can deny the fact that the cow is the primary dairy animal species to provide humans with nutritious dairy foods through its abundance of lacteal secretion. The goat or other minor dairy species will never be able to compete with the cow in terms of the volume of milk production. Yet, the contribution of milks from other secondary domesticated dairy species to the survival and well-being of mankind around the world is immense and invaluable. Testament to the importance of non-bovine milk is that more people drink the milk of goats than that of any other single species in the world. In developing and under-developed counties, the secondary dairy species play a crucial role in supplying the food and nutritional needs of the people in those regions. Due to the unavailability of cow milk and the low consumption of meat, the milks of minor species such as goat, buffalo, sheep, and camel are critical daily food sources of protein, phosphate and calcium. Furthermore, because of important and inherent hypoallergenic properties, milks of certain species such as goat milk have been recommended as substitutes in diets for those with cow milk allergies. Editors Park and Haenlein have assembled dairy and nutrition experts from around the world to contribute to the Handbook of Milk of Non-Bovine Mammals. Secondary dairy species addressed are the goat, sheep, buffalo, mare, camel, yak, deer (reindeer), sow, llama, alpaca, moose, musk ox, caribou, ass, elk, pinniped, polar bear and human. The book comprehensively covers the most important aspects of milk production including: trends and methods of raw milk production in different regions; compositional, nutritional, therapeutic, physico-chemical, and microbiological characteristics of the milks; processing technology; and types, distribution and consumption of the manufactured products from minor species milks. Of special note is coverage comparing specific human health attributes of milk from the various species, including nutritional, allergenic, immunological, and cultural factors. Because secondary dairy species have such a significant impact on human well-being and survival in many parts of the world, the Handbook of Milk of Non-Bovine Mammals is an essential reference book of leading-edge information for dairy scientists, nutritionists, food chemists, allergy specialists, health professionals, and allied professionals.

Using satellite data to insure camels, cows, sheep and goats: IBLI and the development of the world’s first insurance for African pastoralists

Using satellite data to insure camels, cows, sheep and goats: IBLI and the development of the world’s first insurance for African pastoralists

  • Author: Dror, I.,Maheshwari, S.,Mude, A.G.
  • Publisher: ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)
  • ISBN: 9291463671
  • Category:
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Goat Husbandry

Goat Husbandry

  • Author: David Mackenzie
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571265855
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 374
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This is a book every goat-keeper should have. The latest edition has been extensively revised by Ruth Goodwin, a well-known expert, to reflect the changes in the goat-keeping world since publication of the previous edition. She has incorporated her revisions with great skill without losing the character of what is a classic work.

How to Raise Dairy Goats

How to Raise Dairy Goats

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

  • Author: Martha Maeda
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 1601383789
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 288
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This book provides every detail you could possible need to become a dairy goat breeder and farmer. You will learn how goats are raised for different purposes, including as dairy goats, fiber goats, and as a means to maintain property. You will learn how to select the right breed of goat and how to know what to look for in a specific goat. You will also learn to breed goats, including how to care for the mother, how to wean the kids, and the care the kid will need once it is born. You will learn how to properly house goats and what they require from you to remain healthy and happy, both with their feed and their space. --

Diseases of the Goat

Diseases of the Goat

  • Author: John G. Matthews
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444358030
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 448
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Diseases of the Goat has become well established as a truly invaluable tool for veterinarians. It is a highly practical, concise handbook for frequent reference. The book covers all aspects of goat medicine, from assessment and examination, to diagnosis, treatment and control of conditions. This new edition has been updated and extended, in particular to incorporate the impact of recent developments, such as the geographical spread of diseases into new regions. There are new chapters on the Geriatric Goat; Inadequate Growth Rate; Biosecurity and Herd Health in order to reflect changes in current concerns and practice and there is also extended and updated material included on surgical techniques and anaesthesia. This edition now includes a section with colour photographs in order to assist diagnosis.

The Meat Goat Handbook

The Meat Goat Handbook

Raising Goats for Food, Profit, and Fun

  • Author: Yvonne Zweede-Tucker
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
  • ISBN: 0760340420
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 224
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DIVLongtime goat rancher Yvonne Zweede-Tucker draws on twenty years of hands-on experience to help you raise your own meat goats. Illustrated throughout with color photography, this instructive handbook includes advice about breeds, feeding, housing, safety, health, kidding, butchering, and selling product. Included is a glossary and a resources appendix. Essential reading for every meat goat owner!/div

Therapeutics and Control of Sheep and Goat Diseases, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Food Animal Practice - E-Book

Therapeutics and Control of Sheep and Goat Diseases, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Food Animal Practice - E-Book

  • Author: George C. Fthenakis,Paula Menzies
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 1455709190
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 264
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A comprehensive review of therapeutics and control of sheep and goat diseases for the food animal practitioner! Topics include pharmaceutical control of reproduction in sheep and goats, drug laws and regulations in sheep and goats, treatment and control of peri-parturient metabolic diseases in sheep and goats, treatment and control of mastitis and contagious agalactia, control of important clostridial diseases of sheep, treatment and control of ectoparasites in small ruminants, treatment and control of respiratory disease in sheep, treatment of emergency conditions in sheep and goat, control of brucella ovis infection in sheep, non-pharmaceutical control of endoparasitic infections of sheep, anaesthesia and analgesia in sheep and goats, control of paratuberculosis in sheep and goats, pharmaceutical control of endoparasitic infections in sheep, treatment and control of hoof disorders in sheep and goats, and much more!