I'm taking 4 doelings to the National Goat Expo tomorrow, and I just got back from running them up to the vet for their health certificate since it is out of state. They called checking temp, listening with a stethoscope and feeling lymph nodes as an exam and charged me $50 a goat, so $200 total. I was shell shocked. I brought a whole herd of goats to IN when I moved here and didn't pay that much for the health certificate. Surely those of you that show are not paying that? It's a large animal vet and very convenient - 10 min away - and does emergency care, but I'm thinking I'm going to have to try somewhere else. When I got my horses Coggins, it was $50 each which I thought was a little high, but $50 each goat to write a health certificate for a show? My husband said I should have said something... Am I right that that is a crazy price or was I just lucky in Texas? Hopefully it will be positive exposure for my herd and get me some deposits for next year... On a high note, the vet and the tech both raved on how soft my doelings are. They said they never see goats with such silky soft fur. I'm not shaving them. They are going natural, but they are pretty slick anyway.