The National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) program unit of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) conducts periodic nationwide studies on US livestock populations to assess current health and management practices. The latest NAHMS goat study was conducted in 2009; results are available at: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/nahms/goats/index.shtml.
Summaries and sub-reports of the 2009 study include:
- Goat 2009: Part I: Reference of Goat Management Practices in the United States: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/nahms/goats/downloads/goat09/Goat09_dr_PartI_rev.pdf
- Goat 2009: Part II: Reference of Goat Health and