So this is kind of a long story but I will try to make it short. I had my buck advertised for service, but the does MUST be tested before I would let anyone on or off my property. I had an inquery, and she agreed to have her does tested! Fabulous! I went and drew blood for her and we sent it in. Well one of her does came back CL +. So of course I said no way, no how. Here is the delema..........She called the gal whom she got the doe from and told her. At first the gal was all about having her herd tested, and wanted me to come draw for her. All of the sudden she changed her mind, and is planning to sell the buck that she has there, and her upcoming kids. The doe that tested positive came from the same place the buck(nigel) came from. ME: OK just let me know if you change your mind. If you do sell Nigel, you REALLY should disclose that he could be CL positive. Or this same thing is going to happen to someone else. So are you keeping all of your kids? Cause same thing with them. You should disclose that they may be positive if you are going to sell them. The point of knowing is to help eliminate the disease so that people don't have to worry about it. If we knowingly sell animals that may be infected, it's not resposible, and it's not fair to the unknowing purchaser. Plus if you advertise that your herd is tested clean you can up the prices for the kids. And just so you know, you don't have to pay up front for the testing. the place (WADDL) will bill you. If you like you can tell the prospective purchaser you know someone that can draw and have him tested before he leaves your place. I would be more than happy to help. Keep in touch, and let me know what you decide This is the response I got: Im not really concerned with him being CL positive any more than I am that all other goats not tested are CL pos.....Any goat that isnt tested is a possible CL positive goat and people should know that. But Im sure she will be responsible in her info. I have sold kids for years and not had testing....and have never had CL on this place so, I figure if people want clean herds they will check what they buy. I dont think it comes from Nigel.....And I wont be surprised if Nellies next testing is negative. Its like the flu....you either get it or you dont....I take precautions, but there are no guarantees even IF you get your goats tested that it wont show up in the soil or thru the air.Unless you have a stainless steel barn and floors that you bleach daily..... So, for now I am going to know my herds appearance and do what I have dome for 30 yrs.....stay calm and keep them as healthy as I can. If I see signs of sickness I know what to do..... What happens with CL is people overreact and kill off herds and I dont think that is necessary.Thanx so much for your offer and I will pass that on and let you know if I change my mind. So would you post a buyer beware when it comes time to sell in the spring, or just keep your mouth shut??? And I wouldn't name names in a buyer beware..........just try to educate people that there are diseases they should ask about.