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Optional Goat Vaccines

Optional Goat Vaccines

February 12, 2019

Beyond CDT and Rabies, there are so many to choose from? Which do I need? Any? Let's cover these optional and largely situational vaccines.

TSE Part 4: BSE

TSE Part 4: BSE

February 7, 2019

In our fourth and final installment of prion diseases, we will discuss probably the most familiar of the TSEs: bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).  Most cases occur in the United Kingdom, but the disease has been found in Japan, Canada, the US, and across Europe. 

TSE Part 3: Scrapie

TSE Part 3: Scrapie

February 5, 2019

In our third installment of prion diseases, we will discuss the oldest of the TSEs: scrapie.  First described in Great Britain in the 1750s, scrapie can now be found worldwide, expect for Australia and New Zealand.  Scrapie affects sheep, goats, and their close relatives.  Scrapie received its name from the intense pruritis that affected animals exhibit.      

 

TSE Part 2: Chronic Wasting Disease

TSE Part 2: Chronic Wasting Disease

January 31, 2019

White tail season closed last week.  Hopefully, the season was successful for those who endured endless hours of scouting, fine tuning scopes and bows, and freezing in blinds.  Many families rely on this meat through the winter.  Proper food handling practices make this a good source of protein.  However, in some areas of the US, there is a potentially zoonotic disease lurking in the deer population. 

Why Should I Vaccinate My Goat for Rabies?

Why Should I Vaccinate My Goat for Rabies?

January 29, 2019

Is vaccinating your backyard goats in the US today a waste of time and money? What exactly are the risks to rabies in the US? Let's jump into the VetZone and explore this important topic!

Introduction to TSE

Introduction to TSE

January 24, 2019

A family of diseases caused by a little known agent is making a steady march across the US.  One form of this disease is centuries old in Europe, while another is only a few decades old here in the US.  Only mammals are affected, which includes humans.  The disease can neither be treated or vaccinated against.    

Why Being the Most Powerful Can Be a Weakness

Why Being the Most Powerful Can Be a Weakness

January 22, 2019

This podcasts conclude the review on the core vaccine of goats known as CDT. Learn about tetanus and the vaccine used to protect us. 

Foot Rot Prevention

Foot Rot Prevention

January 17, 2019

It has been raining here for almost 36 hours.  This has been one of the wettest fall/winter seasons in recent years.  While good news for pasture regrowth, any livestock in confinement are at risk of foot rot.  Similar to thrush or white line disease in horses, foot rot in ruminants results from a wet environment contaminated with manure.

Don’t Share the Orf!

Don’t Share the Orf!

January 15, 2019

Hopefully after Dr. Lee’s series of Goatcasts, you are seriously entertaining the thought of adding goats to your operation. There are many benefits to having goats, ranging from pasture management to home-raised milk.  However, there is a particular zoonotic disease to remember.

Equine Hoof Care, Part 2

Equine Hoof Care, Part 2

January 10, 2019

What happens when equine feet are neglected, or environmental conditions are less than ideal?  The hoof is under constant assault from arid conditions, wet conditions, bacteria, fungi, and physical trauma.  We will continue to address common hoof diseases here.