Health Care and Management

Responsible Health Care

  • Why Goat Producers Should be Concerned about Q Fever By Darlene Baker In February 2012, Tom Boyer, then President of the Board of the American Goat Federation (AGF) participated in meetings as a member of the working group on Q Fever. This group is comprised of three state public health or state veterinarians, two academic Coxiella researchers, one USDA small ruminant epidemiologist, and one Centers ...
  • Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy in Small Ruminants By Gregory S. Lewis Scrapie has compromised the health of small ruminants for centuries.  The disease was first described in 1732 and is now recognized as a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE).  A recent article in Animal Frontiers, by Dr. V. Beringue and Dr. O. Andreoletti, describes how the specter of this “old” disease has remerged in ...
  • National Scrapie Eradication Program Guide for Goats