Sunday, September 16, 2012

Why you do NOT Tag Goats

We noticed that Recital was acting funny. She was throwing her head around and something just did not look right. My daughter investigated and found her ear to be infected where she had a tag put in for fair.

We have complained about having to tag our goats. Most fairs do not require tagging and accept tattoos. They have been considering allowing the tattoos if your goat has papers.I am definately going to be voicing our opinion on the matter again.

When we checked the other goats our doe kid is infected as well. But worse than the infection is the fact their ears have been torn a little from the tag, which is what caused the infection.Mike cut the tags out of their ears, we cleaned them really well and put on some Blue Kote. We will watch them closely and if necessary we will give them antibiotics. I am hoping we caught it early enough that it will not be necessary.

We have several goats with rippped ears from last years fair tags. I hope they make changes to the Fair requirements for showing the Dairy Goats. The girls love it. I just don't enjoy the problems we have had with the ear tags.I am not sure what these goats do and how they manage to cause such problems but if there is a way to get in trouble they will find it.

Goats will be Goats!

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