Pinkeye

Pinkeye, also known as viral keratoconjunctivitis, has been reported in goats. Pinkeye in goats is a mycoplasmal disease, not related to pink eye in cattle. An infection with the mycoplasma organism on the surface of the eye can cause pinkeye in goats and sheep. The organism can also enter the bloodstream and cause septicemia, abortion, respiratory problems, and arthritis in multiple …

Caprine Arthritis and Encephalitis Virus

Canine arthritis encephalitis (CAE) is a chronic multisystemic disease in goats. Infection is widespread and arthritis in more than one joint is the most common clinical sign. Infection occurs by ingestion of fluids that contain infected cells from an infected animal to an uninfected animal. The most common means of transmission is the ingestion of colostrum by kids nursing infected does. …

Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis (CAE)

CAE is a chronic multi-systemic disease in goats. Infection is widespread and arthritis in more than one joint is the most common clinical signs.  The most common means of transmission is the ingestion of colostrum by kids nursing infected does. CAE can also be spread by breeding, contaminated dehorning equipment and needles, and at parturition.

The target tissues of CAE virus …