My first blood samples are on their way to WADDL for their Biosecurity screen: CAE, Johnes, CL and Brucella. I feel like such a responsible goat owner! Now I just have to wait for the results...... :sigh
Since the government nor ADGA cares about CAE or CL the whole responsibility lies upon the shoulders of the goat owner. Testing for CAE is the right thing to do and is a positive step in eliminating this disease. We are proud of you! I hope others follow your example.
Not only will this give you peace of mind and a managment tool knowing their status, I found it sure makes a difference if you sell kids. I hope I eventually get brave enough to do the blood draws myself instead of the vet!
We are going to be pulling samples in a few weeks. This is only the second time I have done it and last time I had the vet come and the samples, but she showed me how. This time - I think I feel comfortable enough to do it myself. Everyone was neg. which was a relief! I am always a little nervous waiting for the results.