How to Choose a Healthy Goat

Learn how to examine the udders, check the teeth and estimate the age of a goat to be sure you choose a healthy animal to raise.



Backyard Goat
“The Backyard Goat” is the perfect resource for anyone interested in raising goats. This book is a complete guide to goat ownership, with instructions and advice on how to choose, train, milk, shear and breed your own backyard goat. 
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Goat
Part of choosing a healthy goat includes making sure the animal's eyes are bright and clear, and the ears and nasal passages are clean.
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Goat Teeth
If a goat's mouth is not properly aligned, it can cause you troubles with its difficulties browsing and grazing for food.
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Goat Udders
Be sure and examine the udders of any goat you plan to bring home.
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Goat Age
You can determine how old your goat is by looking at its front teeth.
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