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Our "Small Ruminant Production Medicine and Management" Manual is like nothing else on the face of the planet!

Each Small Ruminant Book contains:

  • The Family Guide to Dog CareHundreds of "HOW TO" Pictures on caring for your goat.

  • 14 video clips showing health care procedures.

  • Emergency treatments and ways to save your goat's life!

  • Hundreds of pages of veterinary healthcare information.

  • Completely searchable and hyperlinked

  • Available as a Printed Manual, CD-Rom, and Online, versions!

  • All of our information is written by practicing Veterinarians!

View Small Ruminant Manual Table of Contents or Index

View some of the 10+ Video clips found in the Small Ruminant Manual

Answers found in our Manual to Frequently Asked Questions:

     My name is Dr. Cody W. Faerber.  I am the owner and founder of Animal Health Publications / Infovets and a practicing veterinarian.  I graduated from Colorado State University in 1998 and have been practicing mixed animal medicine and surgery since that time.

“As a practicing veterinarian in Idaho and Utah, I recognized that goat owners require and deserve access to better educational materials and training information than is presently available.  Our manuals and Internet site are the resources that will assist you in providing superior health care for your animals.

Our materials combine the efforts and knowledge of veterinarians, nutritionists, extension agents, university faculty, and many other professionals, plus countless individual producers and owners.  Imagine an owner or producer who has instant access to expert information in each of the above fields.  No other set of resources provides such a diverse amount of information in such a concise and readily accessible manner.”

It seems that recently the Goat market has grown exponentially amongst Hobby Farm enthusiasts, but with big growth has come the big demand for better information on how to care for these animals.  Unfortunately, veterinarians are not getting adequate training or education on how to care for these animals while in veterinary.  This means a real shortage in small ruminant veterinarians and the necessary knowledge to properly care for our goats.

No one is to blame, it’s just the demand is greater than the supply.  

Susan SleightSusan Sleight, Canyon Rim Dairy Goats
"The help I have received from this excellent resource has been invaluable to maintaining my show string in peak condition. I can rely on the information to be up to date and accurate as well as easy to find. I highly recommend it to any goat owner."


Here at Infovets we recognized this need and we put together some of the best minds in the industry to write and combine their professional and tested knowledge into one uniformed reference guide on how to provide not only just care for the sick, but also, how to help prevent problems from even occurring.  Just take a look at what we provide in the Small Ruminant manual:

·          Introduction to Goats: Covering information on behavior patterns, breeds, how to get started in the industry, etc.

·          General Health and Management: Going through information such as Goat shipping fever, Goat illnesses, Bloated goats, Biosecurity (providing a safe and healthy environment for your herd/flock or animal), Nutrition, Reproduction management, Vaccines programs, etc.

·          Routine Observations and Procedures: Giving Ivomec pour on for goats, Giving IM injections in goats, Trimming horns of a goat, Trimming goat hooves, Treating Bloat, Taking a temperature, Checking Hydration, Body Condition Scoring, Physical Examinations, etc.

·          Tests and Diagnostics: Mastitis test (for milking goats), pH testing, Complete blood count, Culture and Sensitivity, Serology, and Virus Isolation, etc.

·          Flowcharts for Specific Symptoms: Causes for fever, lameness, lumps on jaw, neck or leg, Weight Loss, etc.

·          Infectious Diseases, Problems and Treatments: Covering information on diseases such as Goat shipping fever, Goat illnesses, Bloated goats, Lumps on goats, Bluetongue, Diarrhea, Q fever, Indigestion, etc.

·          Vaccines and Parasite Control Products: What products are available to treat your herd or animal when they get sick.

·          Antibiotics and Anti-inflammatory Agents: Injectable and Oral Products.

·          Miscellaneous Injectable Products: Supplements, Hormones, and General Medications.

·          Miscellaneous Medications: Oral Solutions, Oral Products, Supplements, and Antiseptics.

·          Veterinary Glossary: Definitions of medical terms.

·          Wool Fiber Glossary: Definitions of wool handling and techniques and types of wool, etc.



Learn how to save money $$$$$ and hassle by preventing problems before they even start.

All the above is available in our printed book that we provide.  Now if you get our CD-Rom version we include everything listed above, but also we included how-to video clips, hyperlinks, cross referencing and many more features that you just can't get with an ordinary printed book.

We also provide access to our manual via our website.  This means you can get a yearly subscription to an electronic version of the small ruminant manual.

All subscribers will also be able to have access to Consult-A-Vet Consult -A-Vet is our online feature that allows you to post questions to our qualified Veterinarians.  You can also read postings that other customers have made and read the answers they have received.

This is available in our printed book that we provide.  Now if you get our CD-Rom version we include everything listed above but also we included how-to video clips, hyperlinks, cross referencing and many more features that you just can't get with an ordinary printed book.

Remember that old cliché?  The more you put into life the more you get out of it.  The same is true here.  If you put as much time and resource as you can into maintaining the health and well being of an animal, the better production you will get from that animal, whether it be for wool, meat or milk.

Now I know what some of you are thinking,  “Hey I can do this, this is a great product.”  To you I say, DON'T WAIT GO BUY THIS NOW!  Now to you out there that are saying “I can't do this I'm not a vet,” let me tell you that I understand your concerns.  Our intention is not to replace your local Veterinarian, or to even turn you into one.  Our intentions are to give you the best possible chance of understanding when an animal may be sick and what you need to do.  What happens if you can't get a hold of your vet for any reason, or what happens if the vet is just not sure what may be wrong?  Use our material to better understand...

You have the ability as well to use our material as a preventive measure. Use the information to protect your animals from outside influences that could make them sick, or not produce to their potential.  Not only that, recognize early signs and warnings that will allow you to lower your cost on medicine and vet visits.

Purchase our material and see for yourself first hand what we provide.  I believe you'll agree that nothing else out there gives you more complete and up-to-date information.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call and ask for our customer service.

Oh, and did I mention that we update and upgrade each product once a year?  That’s right, every year we will go through our material and update what needs to be changed.  That may be functionality of the program or user friendliness, to actually updating the information that we provide.

Go ahead, see for yourself what others have learned. 

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