Every year in February Oregon State University invites goat owners to bring their animals in for the free Caprine clinics so that their veterinary students can get some experience working with goats. This year the Ultrasound & Castration clinics are going to be held on February 11th and the Dehorning clinic is going to be on February 14th. Reservations are required, so if you are interested you need to call
This year I will be taking my three first fresheners in for ultrasounds. Depending on how far along the doe is they can tell us how many kids she is carrying and sometimes even the gender. Tsunami and Roni, who are due in March, will be too far along for them to tell more than if they are carrying a single or more, but they won't be able to tell how many more. With Rita not being due until mid April they might be able to tell me how many. Roni isn't putting on the width the other two are, so I'm guessing just a single for her. I won't be taking Mame' (lower right) who is due March 15th as this will be her third kidding and she has given us triplets at each kidding, so I'm expecting multiples from her again.
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