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Goat Stats:

Temperature, rectal 101.5 - 103.5 F

Heart rate 60 90 beats per minute

Respiration 10 30 breaths per minute (adults)
                      20-40 breaths per minute (kids)

Rumen movements 1 2 per minute

Puberty 4 10 months

Estrous cycle is 21 days, with a range 
of 18-22 days

Estrus (standing heat) 24 72 hours

Gestation 150 days, with a range of 147-155

Pugh, D.G., Sheep & Goat Medicine  
Mary C Smith DVM w/David M Sherman DVM, Goat Medicine

Did you know that the goats rumen is located on it's left side?

If you are wanting to see if a baby is kicking
place your hand on the lower belly on the
goats RIGHT side.

left sideright side
rumen                              babies


Collection of articles first published in Meat Goat Mania