The top goat consults for first opinion practitioners
Presentation will cover an overview of the goat industry in the UK, physical examination of individual goats and disease conditions at various stages of life:
Kidding difficulties and Ketosis pre and post kidding often requires veterinary assistance.
Neonatal care, including vaccination regimes and prevention of common disease conditions such as scouring and respiratory diseases is where vets can make a huge difference to overall herd health
With more male kids reared for meat, the incidence of growing kids suffering from urinary calculi is on the rise. Management of this condition will be discussed
Mastitis, Johnes, CLA, CAE and Tuberculosis are all diseases of importance in adult goat while older goats are often presented with weight loss and locomotion problems.
Better understanding of all these conditions should help vets make a major contribution to the sustainability of the goat sector and the welfare of herds and individuals.
- How to manage the kidding goat and peri parturient disease
- How to provide neonatal care and health planning
- Managing of common diseases in growing, adult and elderly goats