Goat Production Manual, Second Edition
A Practical Guide
About the Book
Dr. Meg Smart’s first introduction to goats came shortly after her family moved from the city to the country. Her mother was allergic to cow’s milk, so their first farm animal was a pregnant Toggenburg that eight-year-old Meg affectionately named Nanny. With daily responsibilities of caring for and milking Nanny, Meg grew to love not only Nanny, but the many goats that followed. In the guide Goat Production Manual, Second Edition, Dr. Smart leads others through her experiences as a veterinarian and as a producer interested in small ruminants. Dr. Smart presents concepts that, coupled with hands-on experience, allow goat owners and novice producers an opportunity to expand their knowledge base and improve goat management skills. While offering a basic understanding of goat production, nutrition, diseases, simple ration formulations, a guide to clinical examination, and routine procedures and treatments every goat owner should know, Dr. Smart includes entertaining anecdotes from Truth and Tales from Good Old Uncle Roy by Dr. Roy Crawford. Goat Production Manual, Second Edition offers practical and natural methods that will not only save goat owners both time and money, but also bring peace of mind.
About the Author
Dr. Marion Smart, DVM, PhD, graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) and earned her PhD in beef cattle nutrition from the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan. For more than forty years, Dr. Smart has held faculty positions at OVC and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.