When we got our two does, I didn't know about CAE/CL. They came from a small hobby farm that had 2 horses and a donkey plus about 7 goats (the goats were being sold so the owners could focus more on their horses, the daughter was only young but loved to compete and they goats were hogging the barn). We didn't have the girls tested for CAE/CL but have also never shown symptoms of either. They were only ever exposed to one other goat on their previous property, a buck from another farm. I found this on a website from the US, and it worries me a little.. "Smooth knee pads can be an indication of CAE infection" As far as I know, my girls do have fairly smooth knee pads/knees. I haven't felt them, but they don't look rough. My two goats often kneel and lie down in their house and never have problems getting up. No swollen joints, etc. I know that CAE can be silent, ie, no symptoms. Am I worrying for nothing right now? I am calling the vet tomorrow to look at getting blood taken... I'm extra worried because we intend on breeding them and would sell our extra kids. I know Cissy, the oldest, came with the original goats the previous owners bought from a breeder/farm east of us, and Mione was born on their farm. They have only ever been in contact with one other goat I believe, a buck on two occasions.