Got our goats tested for CAE!!!!!

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Nupine, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. Nupine

    Nupine New Member

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    Nov 13, 2007
    South Eastern Ohio
    Last Wednesday we had our 8 goats tested for CAE, since the vet was already coming out to geld our donkey[which was gross]. This is the first time we had it done, but we plan on doing it annually. The price wasn't too bad I guess, $6 per goat and one $5 lab fee. I really hope they all come back negative, I don't know what to do if they had it. :shock: Wish me luck! :p
     
  2. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    congrats!! I just did 8 of my goats in Septmeber and all were negative! WOO HOO!

    Then my Joe Dirt was done prior to me getting him, and then my 2 wethers that I got, had been tested previously. So I am happy to say our's is a closed herd - negative!

    It is a huge relief when they come back negative, but then again, you also worry anytime anyone wants to breed to your animals at the same time.

    Allison
     

  3. oldntimes

    oldntimes New Member

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    Oct 10, 2007
    Ne Ohio
    Cool, yes I had my herd done this past October, Yup whole herd Neg, :cool:

    That is a good price, mine were $15.00 each. This year I am going to do colostrum though so I can send that in my self. Then I will teach myself to draw blood for the Bucks. Alot cheaper for me to do it my self. I will save the $45.00 farm call plus $15.00 each.
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    how do you do it with the colostrum? where do you send it?

    This has me intrigued.
     
  5. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    Where did you send your blood tubes? I have always used WSU and they only charge $3.50 per test.
    beth
     
  6. redneck_acres

    redneck_acres New Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    Idaho
    Yes, CAE is a nasty disease. In my opinion though CL is far worse and harder to control and harder on the animal. However Pasteurization is not the sure fire prevention of it. You also should pull the kids immediatially from the moms and not let them clean it. They can see the kid-just not lick it. I'm sure there are many ways a kid can get CAE if their dam has it-for example they can swallow the fluids-especially if the labor is a long and ruff one. I think it says most places to pasteurize the milk to 160-165 degrees, we heat it to 170. Of course this year we will have some cows milk to use so that'll be nice-dont have to pastuerize it. We are lucky to have a friend with veterianarian experience and who also raises goats. She comes up here to draw our goats blood for us. I've heard to that kids dont always come back saying they are postive-but if they are postive it should definately show up when they are a yearling. As for showing or allowing outside breedings-there is always the risk of our goats getting infected with something. Thankfully the worst thing we've ever had to fight when coming home from shows is ring worm. I think we finally got that all nipped in the rear.
     
  7. Nupine

    Nupine New Member

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    Nov 13, 2007
    South Eastern Ohio
    For what happened next, read Life in the CAE Lane.