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I'm very very excited that I have made contact with another goat owner in this area, and I'm hoping that they are willing to do some goat sitting for us when we need to be out of town. That being said, how worried should I be about biosecurity? I run a clean, closed herd, and hopefully she does the same. But... should I ask? It's not like our goats will be in direct contact. Do I need to worry about diseases getting tracked in on the soles of shoes and such?
 

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Yes, I'd ask if she tests, especially for CAE. Some people are a little on the defensive side about it (thinking we are saying that their goats HAVE diseases) but in the long run it wouldn't be worth the risk of your goats being exposed to diseases.
 

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I have a pair of rubber shoes that I carry in my vehicle. If I am at another farm, I wear those then Clorox them. My farm footwear stays at home and my rubber shoes are always sanitized. (Makes me feel like I'm not bringing germs home or taking anything to someone else).
 
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