Signs of Selenium Deficiency in Goats and How to Treat it

Selenium is a trace mineral that, although only required in tiny amounts, plays an enormous role in maintaining the health and productivity of goats and is crucial for maintaining various physiological functions.

Understanding its importance and knowing the signs of deficiency can help goat keepers to ensure the well-being of their herds.

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Transhumance in Portugal and Spain

Lead image: A transhumant flock [CC BY-SA 4.0 by CamDib]

This article explores the rich history of transhumance in Portugal and Spain.

TRANSHUMANCE : A type of pastoralism dependent on the seasonal movement of livestock herds between summer and winter pastures. Derived from Latin ‘trans’ (across) and ‘humus’ (ground).

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Caminho de Santiago Pilgrim Routes in Portugal

Lead image: Santiago trail marker in Ponte de Lima, Portugal [CC BY-SA 4.0 Xatofrido via Wikicommons]

The Portuguese Caminho de Santiago routes are some of the prettiest options available to pilgrims. With good weather, excellent food and scenic countryside, you can’t go wrong with any of the Portuguese routes.

The Caminho de Santiago (Camino de Santiago in Spanish), also known as the Way of St. James, is a network of medieval pilgrim trails leading to the shrine of St. James the Apostle in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, northwestern Spain.

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The 6 Native Portuguese Goat Breeds

This post examines the key traits and history of the native Portuguese goat breeds. Portugal has six recognised indigenous goats, each with unique looks, temperament and purpose.

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The Iberian Ibex in Portugal

The ibex is a majestic and breathtaking beast, well worth seeing in the wild. It can also be a powerful restorative force for ‘broken’ landscapes that have not only lost much of their native fauna, but are rapidly losing the traditional grazing practices that once helped to fill-in for the role of missing wild herbivores.

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