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Goat Behavior
by Gary Pfalzbot
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Goat Behavior is a study within itself and can be directly or indirectly related to health and nutrition. A healthy goat will exhibit patterns of what can be considered normal behavior whereas a sick or unhealthy goat will exhibit patterns of abnormal behavior. For the intent and purpose of this section, those behaviors which are exhibited by what could be termed an otherwise healthy goat will be examined closely. Certainly a healthy goat that displays a particular behavior that is seen as mostly uncommon will fit neatly into this category. There are also behaviors that a healthy goat will display that could easily be viewed as uncommon, but which are common. A perfect example can be found with the male goat (buck) that is going through a period of rut (breeding potential). During these times, an otherwise easy going buck will suddenly become rampant with energy (raging hormones), and as some will relate, "my pet goat became a monster overnight!" Female goats (does), can often (but not always) display a similar behavior to a lesser degree.

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About the author: Gary Pfalzbot is a Service Connected Disabled Veteran and the web master of GoatWorld as well as some other web sites. He has raised goats over the years, been involved with 4-H (as a young boy) and currently resides in Colorado where he and his wife Pam raise a few breeds of goats and other animals, and primarily author the GoatWorld web site to continue to inform, educate, and promote the industry.

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