I can't find it, but I know it's on here somewhere.

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by goatweed, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. goatweed

    goatweed New Member

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    Feb 29, 2008
    Can someone tell me where to go to find out what all the initials stand for? What diseases are what and what has vaccines? (ex. CD/T CAE C/L Bloat Entero... ABC 123, and whatever else!) I finally got my goats and they all are doing great (and their kids). We bought 10 does total w/ kids for a total of 27. I just want to do everything right. A guy told me to do the 7 or way 8 vaccines (not sure what that even is). I am pretty clear on worming (although I am still a little iffy on how many different worms I am actually fighting). Anyway, I just want to make sure I keep the diseases away, but I don't even know what they are! Everybody (suppliers) calls everything something different so none of their medicines/vaccines matchup to others so I can compare them. I don't mind the work, but I need some help defining that work. I assume there is not a one or two shots that will cover it all. Please help me be safe.
    Thanks in advance,
    Brad
    BTW: They are so cool!
     
  2. bigoakfarm

    bigoakfarm New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    Kentucky
    Wow, Brad! You're starting out with 27 goats?! That's a pretty big herd there already. I've always found great advice and clear definitions on the fias co. farm and saanendoah websites. I don't have the links handy but you should be able to google them.

    Good Luck and Welcome to the wonderful world of being owned by goats! :wave:

    Kristen

    edited to add: I just looked through the stickeys on the Goat Spot boards and I don't see anything here but that doesn't mean it's not right in front of me. Wasn't there a sticky with definitions on here at one point?
     

  3. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    Brad, start with http://www.fiascofarm.com. This site is a beginners "goats 101". After you've been there the folks here can "fine tune" your questions. Good luck and WELCOME! Oh yeh, we "require" pics ASAP. Did you say what breed these girls are?
     
  4. MissMM

    MissMM New Member

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    Oct 22, 2007
    McGregor, MN
    You beat me to it Di: CAE (Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis) - I've seen the info here too, but I check Fiasco for darn near everything, then check w/the Goat Spot to see if they're recommendations actually work.
     
  5. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    8 way is probably Covexin8 which is a vaccine that immunizes for CD&T plus some others.
    I would get a good general goat book- that is a handy reference when you need it.
     
  6. Julie

    Julie New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    Southern PA
    Goat Terms

    Banding ~ A type of castration. This entails using a tool to put special heavy duty little rubber bands around the scrotum leading to the testicles. The blood circulation stops and in about 10 to 14 days, the scrotum and testes will slough off.

    Billy ~ An intact male goat. Not as polite as saying "buck".

    Browse ~ Broad-leafed woody plant, shrub or brush.

    Buck ~ The polite term for a male goat.

    Buckling ~ A young male goat.

    Burdizzo ~ A type of bloodless castration. Involves a clamp-like tool tool which crushes the spermatic cord and blood vessels leading to the testicles. The effect is to prevent blood reaching the testicles so that they gradually wither away and die.

    Butting (Ramming) ~ Method of fighting among goats in which they hit each other with their heads.

    CAE ~ Caprine Arthritic Encephalitis.

    Chlamydia ~ Small organisms associated with pneumonia, abortion, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, arthritis and encephalitis.

    CL ~ Caseous Lymphadenitis, a disease where the goat develops puss filled abscesses, especially on their throat in the lymph glands

    Coccidiosis ~ A condition caused by a protozoan parasite that destroys the lining of the small intestine causing diarrhea and possibly death.

    Colostrum ~ The first milk that a new mother produces. It is full of important antibodies for the young and is essential to their life.

    Cutting ~ A type of castration. Entails cutting the bottom of the scrotum off and pulling out the testicles.

    Dam ~ The mother.

    Disbudding ~ Removing the horns "buds" on a young goat so that they will not grow horns.

    Doe ~ The polite term for a female goat.

    Doeling ~ Young female goat.

    Drench ~ The oral administration of medication.

    Estrus (heat cycle) ~ The period of time when the female is sexually receptive to the male.

    Forage ~ Fiber-containing feedstuffs such as hay, browse and pasture.

    Freshen ~ To give birth and start producing milk.

    Heat(estrus) ~ The period of time when the female is sexually receptive to the male.

    IM (intromuscular)~ To give a shot Intramuscularly- in the muscle.

    Johnes Disease~ A wasting disease of ruminants.

    Ketosis ~ Pregnancy Toxemia/Ketosis is caused by a build up of excess ketones in the blood (urine & milk), due to the incomplete metabolic breakdown of body fat. It occurs in a doe (before or after kidding) because of an inability to consume enough feed to meet her needs. Ketosis can be caused by either too much, or too little grain, or the wrong type of grain and also poor quality hay/forage.

    Kid ~ Baby goat.

    To Kid ~ To give birth.

    Kidding ~ Giving birth.

    Lactation ~ The period of time when a doe is producing milk.

    Mastitis ~ An inflammation of the udder, almost always caused by germs but also can be a result of injury.

    Milk Sack (udder)~ The proper term is "udder" not "milk sack".

    Nanny ~ A female goat. Not as polite as saying "doe".

    Necropsy ~ Examination of a dead animal to determine cause of death.

    Orifice ~ The hole in the end of a teat where milk comes out.

    Pinkeye ~ A highly contagious disease that affects the eyes of goats (also contagious to humans).

    Pregnancy Toxemia ~ Pregnancy Toxemia/Ketosis is caused by a build up of excess ketones in the blood (urine & milk), due to the incomplete metabolic breakdown of body fat. It occurs in a doe (before or after kidding) because of an inability to consume enough feed to meet her needs. Ketosis can be caused by either too much, or too little grain, or the wrong type of grain and also poor quality hay/forage.

    Roughage ~ Coarse, bulky feed high in fiber such as hay, straw and silage.

    Rumen ~ The large first compartment of a ruminant's stomach containing microbial population that is capable of breaking down forages and roughage.

    Ruminant ~ An animal that chews their cud and has a four compartmented stomach.
    Rumination ~ The process of "bring up" food (cud) to be rechewed.

    Scours ~ Diarrhea

    Sire ~ The father.

    Soremouth ~ A highly contagious (also to humans), viral infection that causes scabs around mouth, nostrils, eyes and may effect udders of lactating does.

    SQ(or SubQ) ~ To give a shot Subcutaneous- under the skin.

    Urinary Calculi ~ Metabolic disease characterized by the formation of stones within the urinary tract.

    Vaccination ~ An injection, used to stimulate immunity to specific diseases.

    Wattles (Waddles) ~ Some goats have them, some do not. They serve no purpose.
    Wether ~ Castrated male. (fixed so they cannot breed)

    White Muscle Disease ~ A disease caused by a deficiency of selenium, Vitamin E or both that causes degeneration of skeletal and cardiac muscles of goats.

    Yearling ~ A one year old goat.


    Goat Breeds

    http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/goats/

    A
    Alpine
    Altai Mountain
    American Cashmere
    Anatolian Black
    Anglo-Nubian (Nubian)
    Angora
    Appenzell
    Arapawa Island
    Australian Goat


    B
    Bagot
    Barbari
    Beetal
    Belgian Fawn
    Benadir
    Bhuj
    Bionda dell'Adamello
    Black Bengal
    Boer
    Booted Goat
    British Alpine
    Brown Shorthair Goat


    C
    Canary Island
    Canindé
    Carpathian
    Chamois Colored
    Changthangi
    Chappar
    Charnequeira
    Chengde Polled
    Chengdu Brown
    Chigu
    Corsican


    D
    Daera Din Panah
    Damani
    Damascus
    Danish Landrace
    Don
    Duan
    Dutch Landrace
    Dutch Toggenburg
    E
    Erzgebirg



    F
    Finnish Landrace



    G
    Girgentana
    Göingeget
    Golden Guernsey
    Grisons Striped


    H
    Hailun
    Haimen
    Hasi
    Hejazi
    Hexi Cashmere
    Hongtong
    Huaipi
    Huaitoutala
    Hungarian Improved


    I
    Irish Goat


    J
    Jining Grey


    K
    Kaghani
    Kamori
    Kiko
    Kinder


    L
    LaMancha
    Loashan


    M
    Moxotó
    Murcia-Granada
    Myotonic (Wooden Leg)


    N
    Nachi
    Nigerian Dwarf
    Norwegian


    O
    Oberhasli


    P
    Peacock Goat
    Philippine
    Poitou
    Pygmy
    Pyrenean


    Q
    Qinshan


    R
    Repartida
    Russian White


    S
    Saanen
    Sahelian
    San Clemente
    Somali
    Spanish
    SRD
    Swedish Landrace


    T
    Tauernsheck
    Tennessee Fainting
    Thuringian
    Toggenburg


    U
    Uzbek Black


    V
    Valais Blackneck
    Verata


    W
    West African Dwarf
    White Shorthaired Goat
    Wooden Leg Goat


    X
    Xinjiang
    Xuhai


    Y
    Yemen Mountain


    Z
    Zalawadi
    Zhiwulin Black
    Zhongwei
     
  7. goatweed

    goatweed New Member

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    Feb 29, 2008
    Thank you all so very much. That really helps alot. I'll keep checking around for any questions I have that may have already been answered.

    Thanks again,
    Brad
     
  8. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    always feel free to ask a question that you don't see an answer to already. :D

    CD/T is a vaccine against entotoxemia (sp?) which is an overload of bacteria in the stomach of the goat - also called overeating disease because sometimes with over eating the bacteria becomes imbalanced and causes this disease.