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If my doe or all my does end up positive with CAE what do I do? Is it true that you can just heat the CAE positive milk and the milk is cured and wont pass it on to the kids? I've done little research so far but some people say I have to isolate the doe with CAE from my herd.Others say it is not proven it passes through bodily fluids or that it is about 10% cause of passing it. If so what's the point in isolating the doe?

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It sounds like you are looking for quick answers to a very serious problem. As with most things goat related there really arent many easy answers. You need a full understanding of CAE if you hope to deal with CAE. Tennessee Meat goats page has some good info. But Id do as Karen said, search for CAE threads on this forum and just start reading up.
 

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Personally I wouldnt want to trust pasturizing CAE positive milk to feed kid goats, thats just me. ...as for running positive with negative goats...many run them together with no issue...some prefer not to risk it... If does are in milk..they hold a higher risk
 

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If my doe or all my does end up positive with CAE what do I do?
Hard question to answer. CAE is viral infection that most folks want to eradicate. You will need to do the research and then decide what to do.

There is a lot of information here and on the net. Once you do some research, you will be able to decide what is best for you and your herd. I really pray all your herd tests negative.

Here are a few links to help ya out.
http://goatmilkstuff.com/blog/2011/04/18/cae-goats/
http://goatmilkstuff.com/CAE-Goats.html
CAPRINE ARTHRITIC ENCEPHALITIS - THE SILENT KILLER
http://www.tennesseemeatgoats.com/articles2/CAE.html
 

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At a bare minimum if you have CAE does you want to raise the kids separate on pasteurized milk and heat treated colostrum. I also think if you are going to run pasteurized kids with positive does I'd wait till they are 6 to 9 months before I put them in with the adult goats.
 
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