Goats/kid goat

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I have heard a lot of people are having great success with using whole cows milk with their bottle babies is there any health risk?

Answer
The health risk would be the cows passing Johnes disease. I have not heard of that happening. But I have always used cow milk along with a little whole cream to make it rich enough. My kids  never did well on replacer, so I gave it up long ago. Fortunately, I usually have extra goat milk.

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Cheryl K. Smith

Expertise

Goat Health Care; basic goat management. Author of Goat Health Care (2009) and Raising Goats for Dummies (2010)

Experience

Publisher of Goat Health Care, www.goathealthcare.com. I have raised miniature dairy goats since 1998. I published Ruminations, the Nigerian Dwarf and Mini Dairy Goat magazine for 7 years and mentor other goat owners, as I was mentored for my first years.

Organizations
American Goat Society (AGS), The Miniature Goat Registry (TMGR)

Publications
Raising Goats for Dummies (author) Goat Health Care (Editor and Author), Ruminations, Dairy Goat Journal, Issues in Law and Medicine, Topics in Health Records Management, Oregon Bar Bulletin, Midwifery Today, Countryside

Education/Credentials
BS, Health Information Administration JD, Law

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