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Last month, we spoke about a basic physical exam of our animal with the overall goal of keeping our animals healthy. There are many reasons for keeping our animals healthy, not the least of which is that we love them. But there is also good-old-fashioned self-interest for our pursuit of this lofty goal. Many diseases can be spread from goats to man through the milk. A few of the more serious diseases are tuberculosis, leptospirosis, brucellosis, listeriosis, and staphylococcus food poisoning. The following list discusses these maladies.

Clearly, it is in our best interests to pay strict attention to the good health and well-being of our animals. Buy animals from well-respected herdsmen. Have them tested when you bring them into your herd. Quarantine any suspect animals, and have them checked immediately by your veterinarian. Keep your animals in as sanitary a facility as you can practicably manage. As we've noted many times before - "Cleanliness is not only next to Godliness, but also is next to Healthfulness".


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