The Ranch at Li'l Promised Land LLC

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Health testing is important!

Please educate yourself about goat diseases and consider buying from breeders who health test, preferably annually.

Here are some links to different goat diseases to help in your research:
Caseous Lymphadenitis (CL):
"Caseous lymphadenitis is a contagious bacterial infection of the lymph nodes of sheep and goats. It is caused by a bacterium called Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. This bacterium is extraordinarily durable, apparently able to survive in soil for months to years, even in dry climates with substantial sun exposure." http://veterinaryextension.colostate.edu/menu2/sm%20rum/Caseous%20Lymphadenitis%20in%20Small%20Ruminants.pdf

https://www.lsuagcenter.com/NR/rdonlyres/BB88E5CF-37A7-4117-9C11-B5F8737EEEB0/71416/CaseouslymphadenitisSmallRuminantsJuly2010.pdf

http://infovets.com/books/smrm/F/F108.htm

https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/FSA-3095.pdf


Caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE):

".. is a contagious viral disease of goats. The disease is typically spread from mother to kid through the ingestion of colostrum or milk. CAE virus may also be spread among adult goats through contact with body secretions including blood and feces of infected goats." https://articles.extension.org/pages/61393/caprine-arthritis-encephalitis-virus-cae


Johne's:

"Johne’s (pronounced “Yoh-nees”) disease and paratuberculosis are two names for the same animal disease. Named after a German veterinarian, this fatal gastrointestinal disease was first clearly described in a dairy cow in 1895. A bacterium named Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (abbreviated “MAP”) is the cause of Johne’s disease." https://johnes.org/goats/faqs/

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