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Dr Cara Sammons-Shepard, DVM is a practicing veterinarian in Maine and New Hampshire, and when on the road, the majority of her patients are goats. She and her husband have owned and operated a commercial farmstead creamery since 2009. In this podcast, Dr Shepard discusses different topics related to goat medicine and husbandry.
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Goat Talk with the Goat Do‪c‬ Cara Shepard

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    • 4.9 • 157 Ratings

Dr Cara Sammons-Shepard, DVM is a practicing veterinarian in Maine and New Hampshire, and when on the road, the majority of her patients are goats. She and her husband have owned and operated a commercial farmstead creamery since 2009. In this podcast, Dr Shepard discusses different topics related to goat medicine and husbandry.
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    Goat Respiratory Stuff, Part 2

    Goat Respiratory Stuff, Part 2

    Part 2 of Goat Respiratory Stuff - I talk about non-infectious causes of respiratory issues in goats. Discussion includes, inflammatory/allergic issues, cardiogenic, neoplastic, anatomical, and functional causes, and talk about what I'm looking at in a physical exam focused on respiratory problems.
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    • 41 min
    Goat Respiratory Stuff, Part 1

    Goat Respiratory Stuff, Part 1

    Talking about coughing goats! Well, more accurately, talking about respiratory disease in goats. This is going to be a two parter.
    In part 1, we get into infectious causes of respiratory disease in goats, some anatomy talking about normal respiratory defense mechanisms, and the interplay of primary respiratory problems and secondary invaders.


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    • 48 min
    Tales From the Farm Vol 9

    Tales From the Farm Vol 9

    Farm update and talking about what we want to get done this winter and in 2021.
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    • 29 min
    Milk & Mammaries Part 3

    Milk & Mammaries Part 3

    Annnnd I totally uploaded the wrong episode file for Part 3! And then we had a ridiculous snowstorm and we lost power, then the power came back on, but no internet. So here is the correct episode! Sorry!
    Devin joins me for Part 3 of the series on Milk and Mammary Health. We talk about proper milking procedure and protocol and why recommendations are what they are, monitoring milk and udder health and mastitis.

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    • 47 min
    Milk & Mammaries Part 2

    Milk & Mammaries Part 2

    Milk & Mammaries Part 2 builds on what we talked about in Part 1 and we get into more anatomy and physiology of what type of cells make milk, how the milk comes together into the udder and what that all looks like. Important differences between how goats and cows make milk. Anatomy of the udder and a little bit about how that plays into udder and milk health. Questions, comments or just want to say hi? Find me at @goat_doc on instagram or at www.goatdoc.com
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    • 38 min
    Milk & Mammaries, Part 1

    Milk & Mammaries, Part 1

    The first in a series of episodes talking about milk and mammaries. Not quite sure how many episodes it will take to get through all the stuff I want to talk about. As usual, I think it's useful to talk about basic stuff, so in this episode, milk is defined, I talk about what all is actually in there, and get into the casein thing a bit.
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

srs1988 ,

A must listen for goat owners!

I can’t tell you how much I have learned from your podcast to help manage our own herd of Myotonics. Thank you for doing this!

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A must for goat lovers!

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