Learn Goat Lingo
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 horns of a goat
Drenching – Oral administration of medication
Banding/Banded – The use of castration rings to remove the testacles
Browsing – Natural movement of goats from one place to another to forage on various foliage
Coccidiosis/Cocci – Oxycyt that destroys the lining of the small intestine resulting in diarrhea or even death.
CDT - An annual vaccine for Enterotoxemia and Tetanus. Enterotoxemia is caused by two strains of bacteria called Clostridium perfringens (type C + D).
Scours – Diarrhea that is usually caused from incorrect milk feeding
Sire – Father
Dam – Mother
This list isn't all-inclusive, but it'll make you sound a little more educated when talking to others in your goat circle. Happy goating!