Goats and Ammonia: A Health Risk Well Worth Addressing?

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Successful goat owners understand that it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to keep goats happy and healthy. While it is common knowledge to provide them with plenty of shade and lots of clean, fresh water, often owners can overlook the need to address a less obvious (but most stinky!) hazard to their goat's health and overall well-being.

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Of course we are speaking of none other than that prevalent noxious and harmful odor called, ammonia.   Indeed, all creatures, even the cute playful ruminant types, such as goats produce ammonia (which occurs as urine breaks down).  And ammonia and other waste odors aren't just an irritating assault to the nostrils; more critically it is also a serious health risk.  Providing your goat with more pure and healthy air to breath is really just as important as providing them with nutritious food, fresh water and clean shelter.  Ammonia predisposes your goat to pneumonia (a convergence of these "monias" really is a bad thing) as well as damages the lungs and respiratory system.  Keeping viral and bacterial infections out of the lungs all starts with removing the harmful levels of ammonia from your goat's barn.  A process that can be very easy with just a little attention to detail.

 Maintaining your goat's respiratory health requires a consistent barn maintenance program as well as a well-ventilated barn.  Because our beloved goats tend to be vertically challenged (compared to many of their fellow ruminants) they are closer to the ground where ammonia is even more prevalent and dangerous to breathe.  It becomes a problem for them before you know it is even an issue.  To understand this, simply kneel down in your goat shed; if you can smell ammonia from eight inches above the floor, it is already affecting your goat's respiratory system.

Providing adequate cross-ventilation is just a piece of the puzzle when you are looking to eliminate ammonia and odors in your pens and sheds.  Keeping your bedding clean and dry also plays a crucial role in keeping the ammonia levels in check.   Consider adding Healthy World Pet Deodorizer powered by Sweet PDZ on the wet spots in your goat barn.  This all-natural, non-toxic product has been proven to capture, neutralize and eliminate harmful levels of ammonia as well as other odors.  Plus, it keeps your bedding material performing better.  Healthy World and Sweet PDZ products contain no masking scents or perfumes, and are safe for use with all pets and livestock.

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 If you smell ammonia in your goat pens, you have more than an odor problem; you have a health problem.  Providing healthy and safe air for your goat is essential for the overall well-being of your goat.  Keep your goat healthy and eliminate the harmful effects of ammonia by adopting a proper barn management program and putting the best performing products to use.  Raising goats can be an enjoyable and rewarding venture, make sure not to overlook barn/pen hygiene and maintenance in doing all you can do for their health and happiness.

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A big thank you to our guest blogger, Tom Menner, with Sweet PDZ.

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