I am just getting started into packgoating, and have been fortunate enough to run into a few folks selling some experienced packers for very reasonable prices. Some have been tested CAE free and others are CAE positive, but not showing symptoms. What are my risks with housing the two groups together? Can the CAE positive wethers transmit it to the CAE free ones? Should I house and pasture them seperately? if so, how will they relate with each other on the trail if they dont get the chance to sociallize at home? do i increase the chance of a CAE transfer if I transport them in the same trailer? what about them butting each other with scurs, can they sometimes bleed? I know it is most often passed through mothers milk, but what are other common ways it is transmitted? Does anyone else outhere have mixed herds like this or am i just asking for trouble?