It is a great feeling of relief to get a negative test! You have done the responsible thing as a breeder by testing your goats. I wish every breeder of dairy goats would do the same. I am very proud of you! Keep up the good work!
We had our does' blood drawn last Monday. Waiting on our results. I have mine tested every year for CAE (always negative) and this year CL. Is it suggested to test for Brucella and Johnnes?
It was actually a very frustrating day for me as the old-timer vet wouldn't teach me how to draw blood and his office gal got a little miffed that I knew exactly what to do with my blood samples and had everything ready to go. She wanted to be the KNOW-IT-ALL! Then when I went ot the post office to send the samples off express...they said I was too late (even though they told me pick-up was at 4pm and I was there before 3:30pm). Got to love my town. We couldn't figure out how to Fedex around here. No help from the Post Office either. I think next year I will draw my own blood samples. We use WSU. It was a LONG day!
I tested for Brucella and Johne's as a precaution. WADDL recommends it as a biosecurity screening and I figured I would test for everything under the sun this first time and then I can just test for CAE and CL annually as long as I don't get any new goats.
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