I always knew I wanted some dairy goats. I started out wanting some Nigi's because they are small and don't eat much (in comparison to the BIG girls). Well, now I'm going with Saanen's, the largest dairy goat breed. Reading all of the things that go wrong for other goat people here is really shaking me up and I am NERVOUS! I am so afraid I am going to do something wrong. Could anyone tell me if it sounds like I have the proper things for them and what else I should have on hand in case of an emergency? I have: A large, safe, fenced paddock with a large fallen tree and lots of boulders for playing. A draft free shelter with a nice cushy bed of straw. Hay racks. Good quality hay. Goat Feed (same as the breeder is feeding). Loose Minerals. Feeders. Water buckets. Baking Soda (per the breeder). The next CDT shots for the doeling. A Collar and tag for the doeling. Sheers for hoof trimming. Now, what should I have on hand for does in case of an emergency? How often do they need hoofs trimmed? My son might be getting a free Nubian wether from a local 4-H leader and breeder and I am terrified of UC. I have been reading about it a good bit and I'm scared enough that I almost don't want to get the goat. How can it be prevented?