Do you quarintine new goats?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Devin, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Devin

    Devin New Member

    Feb 6, 2011
    OK, I got the new guy today, haven't named him yet. I'm curious if you guys quarintine new animals or not? And if so, then how long? Right now he is in a dog crate a couple feet away from our doelings pen, so they can see each other, but not touch. His eyes are clear, his nose is clear, no cough or sneezing. And poops are normal, not soft at all. My fear is that if he is alone for too long then he will get sick from stress when he would have been fine, or will he be just fine since he can see her? (and this works both ways, we got him because she REALLY needs a buddy and the dog is sick of pretending to be a goat) But I don't want to put my doeling at risk of sickness either.
     
  2. iddybit acres

    iddybit acres New Member

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    Feb 17, 2011
    Newberry, MI
    if i don't know if they have been tested or not for disease.
     

  3. ABSOLUTELY!!! I do. And testing is done if I don't know the breeder.
     
  4. Mully

    Mully New Member

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    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    Always...for about 6 weeks. You can eliminate many problems this way.
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree.....quarantining new goats.... is a smart thing to do.... :wink:
     
  6. Steph

    Steph Senior Member

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    May 7, 2009
    PA
    I quarantine new goats for 30 days (minimum) and test them in that time.
     
  7. Devin

    Devin New Member

    Feb 6, 2011
    What specifically does everyone test for?
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Johne's Disease

    CAE... Caprine arthritis-encephalitis

    CL...Caseous lymphadenitis

    are some....there are so many others out there...but ...you have to check with the local vet or state vet...to see what types of diseases are exploding in your area....or where an animal is coming from...... and what tests are needed... :wink: