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We maintain a CAE and Johnes NEGATIVE herd. Please see the Biosecurity page for updated test results. We test yearly in the fall. Foundation and incoming stock are tested multiple times for CL (before/after isolation period) and the herd is abscess free. For our biosecurity information, please see the "Biosecurity" page!
December 2013 - I have graduated from Michigan State University with my B.S. in Animal Science. I am now working towards my DVM at Michigan State University, class of 2018. Because vet school is extremely rigorous, we have downsized our farm prior to my start in 2014. We are still raising Alpine dairy goats, meat and egg chickens, and doing produce market farming.
On this website you will find information on how I personally raise/keep my goats and other livestock. This may include vet care procedures done at home. While I may tell how/why I am doing something, this does NOT mean that you should diagnose the problem at your own home yourself, then try to go about treating it. Please consult a livestock vet familiar with goats or another large goat breeder for help in treating your goats before you attempt treatment. It is easy for you to mis-diagnose the problem and give the wrong medications. This information has been compiled as general reference only. I am not a veterinarian, and this information is not intended to replace professional advice. I disclaim all liability in connection with the use of this information and offer no guarantees of its effectiveness. This is regardless of wether or not this disclaimer was read. I personally always consult my vet and my animal forum (www.homesteadingtoday.com) about treatment/problems before I treat anything. I HIGHLY suggest you do the same.