Mastitis

Mastitis is inflammation of the mammary gland, usually caused by an infectious process. The most prominent signs are painful, hot, hard and swollen udders, with decreased milk production. Lameness also occurs on the affected side. Nursing kids will appear hungry and weak and will die if the disease is not treated. The doe may by clinically ill with fever, loss of …

Mycoplasma Pneumonia

Mycoplasmas are slow-growing micro-organisms, members of the mollicute family. They lack the normal rigid peptidoglycan cell wall of bacteria, which allows them to invade all the tissues and organs of the body, including the brain, causing complex symptoms. There are hundreds of different mycoplasma subtypes and strains. Mycoplasmas are known to cause serious and often fatal illness in goats. These are …