Pet Goats - What are the Common Tips & Traps?
How to treat pet goats for their common diseases?
Pet goats are becoming more popular and their owners are requesting treatment from vet clinics across Australia.
Many vets wouldn’t have seen some specific goat diseases before and are unaware of the critical differences in presentations of common livestock diseases when they occur in goats, rather than in sheep or cattle. It can be very difficult to treat or control certain goat diseases, when culling isn’t an option, unlike other commercial livestock. Also many veterinary medicines are not registered for use in goats, yet even pet goats are considered food animals by regulatory authorities.
By successfully completing this course, you will:
- Learn the key differences between sheep and goats, including differences in dose rates
- Understand the preventative health husbandry needed by pet goats kept in peri-urban areas
- Recognize the common disease conditions in male and female goats