I would suspect that anemia is one of the more common health problems among small ruminants of sheep and goats. With dairy breeds, they are high-performance milk producers and can feel the impact of anemia very hard.
This picture is of one of my goats I brought home after buying her knowing she was joining us severely anemic. She's a little wet because she didn't seek shelter in a morning drizzle, something I remedied right away after taking her picture. I'm sure there is a lot to know anemia, but here is the little information I have that might help out a few other homesteaders.
If you're new to sheep or goats or haven't had them before, this is what I share with people who inquire about getting them. Often it is with the idea of keeping weeds at bay or having fresh easy milk on hand. Neither are necessarily a bad idea, but it's likely not quite as simple as most people think. Everyone has a learning curve, and this is designed to give you an introduction into casually keeping goats or sheep.
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