Monitoring Your Herd's Health- Suggested Schedule

We have a small herd and we spend a great deal of time with our goats. Spending time daily with your goats allows for better observation of any problem that may occur. However, we find having routine health inspections to be very beneficial.

Below is a simple chart that can be altered for each individual farm.


Some regions require supplemental Selenium and/or Copper.

We have started doing a sampling of our herd for a yearly mineral analysis. 

With our yearly vet exams we have the blood drawn at the same time as our CAE and Johnnes testing.

Examinations
 Monthly
Alternate schedule: Quarterly
 Quarterly
Alternate Schedule: Every 6 Months
 Yearly
 EYES- clear, free of discharge, infection, FAMACHA score
 X
 
 
 EARS- clean, odor, mite, infection
 X
 
 
 MOUTH- sores, teeth, tongue
 X
 
 
 HOOVES- rot, wounds, mites, hoof trim (if necessary)
X
 
 
 SKIN / COAT- dry skin, mites or lice evidence, texture, lesions, sores, color
 X
 
 
 UDDER- sores, lumps, swelling, teats
 X
 
 
 SCROTUM- sores, lumps, uneveness
 X
 
 
 BODY CONDITION SCORE
 
 X
 
FECAL EXAM / EPG COUNTS
 
 X
 
CDT VACCINE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
***THE FOLLOWING ARE SUGGESTIONS  BEST DISCUSSED WITH YOUR VETERINARIAN REGARDING NECESSITY 
 
 
 
   HEART CHECK-  
 
 
 X
   BLOODWORK- Mineral Analysis, Johnnes, CAE, & CL 
 
 
 X
   SELENIUM INJECTION-
 
 
 X
   COPPER BOLUS-
 
 
 X

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