Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease in Goats?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by ShireRidgeFarm, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. ShireRidgeFarm

    ShireRidgeFarm Active Member

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    Sep 24, 2015
    Northern WV
    Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease is going around the deer herds this year in my area. It's spread by midges, which will reportedly die at the first frost. Should I be concerned about my goats? My quick google search did not give me much useful information about how this disease might affect goat herds. My goats do not interact with deer, nor do they roam the same pastures that deer do, so I'm not overly concerned but I am curious.
     
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  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Not really sure. Your vet may have an answer.
     
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  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree, your vet in your area should know.
     
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  4. Honsby

    Honsby Active Member

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  5. ShireRidgeFarm

    ShireRidgeFarm Active Member

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    Sep 24, 2015
    Northern WV
    Thanks! Their study mentions that antibodies for the disease have been found in goats, but they were unable to infect goats experimentally with the disease.

    Yeah, the disease hasn't been good for the deer. Nature will find a way to deal with overpopulation if we don't.