Goats are very hardy and strong animals. They suffer by diseases or any other health problems less than other domestic animals. Although you need to be aware of some common goat diseases and their control/treatment method, if you want to run a successful and profitable goat farming business.
Sometimes the goats in your flock can be infected by diseases, which can ultimately results in increased mortality or other health problems.
You must have to be able to identify the symptoms of some common goat diseases and take necessary steps for preventing or curing. If you are unable to identify the symptoms, you can call an expert.
But it is always wise to learn more about the common goat diseases and their symptoms, before starting this business commercially.
The Goats generally get infected by bacterial, viral, parasites and malnutritious diseases. Here we are describing about some common goat diseases and their treatment information.
Bacterial Goat Diseases
Basic information and treatment method about some common bacterial goat diseases are described below.
Anthrax is a fatal goat disease in goats. It can cause sudden death. Blood flowing from nose and other outlets are also common.
Dead body of the anthrax infected goat should be buried for stopping further spread in the flock. Vaccinate your goats timely for preventing this disease.
Infertility problem in both bucks and does are caused by the brucellosis disease. Abortion during late pregnancy also caused by this disease. Joint swelling is another common symptom of this disease.
You have to dispose dead feotus and placenta of the doe for preventing this disease. Use hand gloves while disposing. you have to vaccinate your animals against this disease.
Enterotoxaemia is a fatal goat disease, especially for the kids. Sudden death in young goat kids is the common symptom of this disease.
Avoiding feeding the young kids with greens and taking them outside will help to prevent this disease. Vaccinate the kids just before starting the rainy season.
Foot rot is not a fatal goat disease, but it can cause some problem to the goat. Wounds in the goat foot is the most common symptom of this disease.
Ensure clean and dry housing condition for your goats.
The haemorrhagic septicemia is a fatal goat disease. It can cause sudden death in goats. Intestinal inflammation and high fever are the most common symptom of this goat disease. This disease affect the goats much in rainy season.
Vaccinate your goats timely for preventing this disease. You should vaccinate your goats just before the rainy season.
Udder swelling is the most common symptom of the Mastitis goat disease. Changes in the milk color is also a symptom of this disease.
Always try to keep your goat’s house as clean as possible. Also clean your goat’s udder with dis-infect solutions.
High fever and frequent coughing are the most common symptoms of the pneumonia disease.
Always try to keep your goats house clean. Ensure proper ventilation system, and always provide your goats fresh and clean water to drink.