Anyone have experience with herpes

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Greystone, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Greystone

    Greystone New Member

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    Feb 28, 2011
    My neighbor and I share a fence. I have brush/dairy/boer/kiko mixes. My neighbor has boers. My Kiko mixed billy had finished serving my nannies last fall and decided to help my neighbor out. A couple of months ago my neighbor comes around and says he has lost 20 babies (still born). He thinks my billy gave his nannies herpes because one of the still borns, according to the vet, had the herpes virus and has copper deficiency. He was in between two billy last fall (selling one and acquiring a new one) but swears the one he has now didn't breed till later in the fall. Interesting though he said he had 9 kids that made it and they all look like my billy. I have called the UT lab and state lab which both say they don't test for herpes so I am not even sure where this vet is getting his information.

    Has anyone had experience with the herpes virus?
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Never heard of herpes in goats so I can't help you there.

    What test did the vet do on the stillborn kid?

    If a herd has a bunch of early births and stillborns I think Chlamydia
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree with Stacey...I to ....never heard of herpes in a goat.... :scratch:

    Their are other diseases... that can cause it as well ...