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 …

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 …