Friday, May 29, 2015

Hoegger Supply - May Newsletter

May Newsletter  

Greetings from Hoegger Supply,
We are continuing our series of must-have information for goat owners, this month we address the need to test your goats (, and four of the most common diseases tested for.

 Caseous Lymphadenitis 
Volumes have been written about Caseous Lymphadenitis (CL), a chronic bacterial infection that results in both internal and external abscesses.
External abscesses are highly contagious and can infect other animals by both direct (goat to goat) and indirect (goat to surface to goat) contact. There is also some degree of danger to humans as this is a zoonotic disease. 

 CAE/Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis
This disease has two forms: the arthritis (visible) and the encephalitis (internal). They both wreak havoc on dairy herds across the world. It causes, among other problems, painful arthritic joints, mastitis and decreased milk production. Once a goat has this disease, there is no cure. The disease will be passed from mother to kid through the milk and colostrum, but can also be passed from goat to goat through blood or milk.

 Johne's Disease
Johne’s Disease (pronounced Yo-knees), is also known as paratuberculosis and shows up as rapid weight loss and diarrhea. It is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium aviumss. paratuberculosis, often abbreviated to ‘MAP’. There is evidence linking it to Crohn’s Disease in humans. 

Although this disease has not been found prevalent in the US, there are still concerns since this disease can be transmitted to humans.
There are 2 strains of TB that are tested for; bovine and avian. The veterinarian will inject a tiny bit of fluid into your goat, usually at the base of the tail. They will have to come back out to the farm and read the results of the testing within 3 days. 

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Arvada to allow mini goats, but you must have 2

In the news
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    Arvada to allow mini goats, but you must have 2
    The Denver Channel - 3 hours ago
    ARVADA, Colo. - The Arvada City Council has voted to allow miniature goats in the city, bu
  • Saturday, May 23, 2015

    Amber Waves Sales List is Updated 5/23/15

    Some of the current Babies For Sale - Check Out our Sales List for more information and animals for sale.

    Rare Silver Agouti Buck Kid
    Bottle Baby

    Bottle Baby - Doe Kid
    Rare Grey/Brown Color

    Registered Blue Eyed Female Nigerian Doe
    Due in July 2015 - Super Friendly

    Amber Waves Highjacking
    Black Agouti Wether
    Bottle Baby

    SVP Field of Dreams
    Caramel Buck Kid

    Basic Care Requirements - Pygmy Goat Club

    1. Basic Care Requirements - Pygmy Goat Club
      The Pygmy Goat is a hardy, good-natured animal; a gentle and responsive pet. ...HEALTH. To keep your Pygmy goats healthy they should be provided with a ...

    British Goat Society - Goat Health

    1. British Goat Society - Goat Health
      Online movements: Keepers who wish to create movements electronically will be able to register an account on the website listed below from April 2014.

    Goat Health - Hoegger Farmyard

    1. Goat Health - Hoegger Farmyard
      Welcome to the Hoegger Farmyard Goat Health Center, the online community focused on Goat Health and Husbandry.

    Two Sweet Nigerian Doe Kids For Sale. (5/23/15)

    Two Registered Nigerian Doe Kids.  Bottle Babies.
    DOB: 3/29/15
    Ready to go to their forever homes.
    Dehorned, Current on shots,worming etc.
    Parents tested negative.
    Price: $800 Each

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