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 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 …

Pneumonia

Pneumonia

This disease is inflammation or infection of the lungs. There are many causes of pneumonia including viruses, bacteria, fungal agents, mycoplasmas, parasites, irritant dust and fumes and aspiration of liquids. The specific cause of pneumonia is not easily determined and requires diagnostic help in consultation with a veterinarian. The ultimate cause may be a combination of factors. Management problems such as overcrowding, poor ventilation and inadequate nutrition as sometimes to blame.

Signs: Some of the common signs of …