Buyers Checklist ...

The checklist below is an effective guide to have with you when you are looking to purchase a goat/sheep. Having a list will help keep you on track without missing something or forgetting to ask a particular question. The list is simply a guide, because an animal may have needed an anti-biotic or needed a Selenium injection should not disqualify it from consideration. Understanding the health history is always beneficial. Management styles will vary from one herd owner to the next. We use this list for not only the purchase but also the sale of our goats. 

History-                                     Meat Goat-   Adult   Kid                     Dairy Goat-   Adult   Kid


Name_________________________________

Goat ID#_______________________________

Registry_______________________________

DOB__________________________________

Color/ Markings_________________________

Sire___________________________________  Breed_________________________  ID# or Tattoo # _____________________

Dam___________________________________ Breed_________________________  ID# or Tattoo #______________________

Percentage______________________________ 

Single / twin / triplet #___________

Birth_______ 30 day_______ 60 day_______ 90day________120day_________

Weight_________________________________

Kidding: 1st # kids________ survived ____________  Nursed/ Bottle ________________

             2nd # kids________ survived ____________ Nursed/Bottle _________________

                 3rd # kids_________survived ____________ Nursed/Bottle __________________



HEALTH HISTORY-  GENERAL

Current Veterinarian_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Eyes- clear of infection?   YES   NO ______________________________________________________________________ 

Ears-  clear of mites/infection?   YES   NO  _________________________________________________________________

Teeth-  proper # of teeth and in good health? YES   NO

Hooves- clear of hoof rot or infection?   YES   NO ____________________________________________________________

              Trimming- current condition _____________________________________  

              Trimming  History- how often etc. _________________________________ 

Udder- _________________________________      Testicles- _____________________________    

Wethered-_________  method-___________________

Teats-    2    4    notes___________________________________ 

Horns-  Horned________    Polled________   Dis-budded_________   Scurs_________________________________________

Body Condition Score-____________    NOTES:_______________________________________________________________________________________                              

Coat Condition-  poor   fair   good           Mites or Lice-  NO   YES  _______________________________________________________________________                   


HEALTH- VACCINES/TESTING

VACCINES

CDT- Dates Given_________________________________________________________________________________________

Other Vaccines                                                                                                                                                                    


TESTING

CAE__________________________________

CL____________________________________

JOHNES______________________________



PARASITE HISTORY

Last fecal exam__________________________ Results______________________________________________

Current FAMACHA score_________________

Current BCS ____________________________

De-worming history- date/ parasite/treatment/product and dosage

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



DIET

Feed type and feeding routine- ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   

Has animal ever been given medicated feed? If so Why? _______________________________________________________________________________________                             

Minerals/ supplements-   YES   NO   notes:____________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Has animal ever needed- 

Selenium injection or BOSE?    YES    NO      

   notes-_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Copper Bolus?     YES     NO                   

   notes-_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Has animal ever been given Red-Cell?    YES     NO   

   notes- __________________________________________________________________________________________

Has animal ever needed an anti- biotic?  YES    NO

Reason for treatment / kind of medication / effective?  


Notes- __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

*Wingin'it farms keeps a complete record of fecal checks on all of our goats.

 We run our own fecal checks to continuously monitor the health of our goats, poultry, and dogs.