Goats have a reputation for being indestructible gluttons who can resist anything, but the truth is when they get sick they stress easily and decide to give up.
Many of the diseases experienced by goats can also be found in sheep as they are very similar animals but there is some species-specific information below.
Close observation of your herd is essential to help you to learn what is “normal” and what isn’t for your individual animals as all goats are different.
Some illnesses have a gradual onset, so being able to spot the slightest change in an individual goat will enable you to act promptly and prevent any risks.
Select one of the links below to find out more about the health problem, how you can treat it and how you might go about preventing it!
Essential Vaccinations For Your Goats
Struggling with foot rot? It happens to the best of us every now and then. You need a sturdy pair of clippers to sort the problem and they can be hard to come by. We can personally recommend these excellent shears made by Burgon & Ball which have never let us down!
Foot & Mouth