DOE: Female Goat
DOELING: A baby female goat
YEARLING: A one year old goat
BUCK: Male Goat
BUCKLING: A baby male goat
WETHER: Castrated male goat
KID: Baby goat, either male or female
KIDDING: Giving birth
POLLED: When a goat is naturally born without horns
DEBUDDED/ DISBUDDED: Removing the horn bud early in life
SCURS: Normally a small horn growth from disbudding. Usually occurs more in bucks, or those that the disbudding act was incorrectly administered.
DRENCHING: Oral administration of medication. Normally medication for worming
BANDING/BANDED OR RINGED: The use of castration rings to remove the testicles
SCOURS: Diarrhoea that is usually caused from incorrect milk feeding
CAPRINE: The scientific name for the goat species
BUSH GOAT: Wild or feral goat
BUTTING: A method of fighting by which one animal strikes the head and horns of its opponent.
Also a way of playing
ROUGHAGE: A high fibre, low total digestible nutrient feed consisting of coarse bulky plants or plant parts; dry or green feed.
RUMEN: The large first compartment of a ruminant’s stomach containing a microbial population that is capable of breaking down forages and roughages.
WATTLE/TOGGLE: A small fleshy appendage attached on or near the throat area of the goat and which serves no known function.