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How To Draw Blood from a Goat: How To Collect and Send Specimens to Test for Pregnancy, Johnes, CAE, CL, and More

Length: 62 pages25 minutes


If you keep a few goats as pets or for milk, meat, or brush control, you likely don't give much thought to potential disease in your herd. If you are interested in breeding and selling or showing goats, however, you are likely concerned about your herd being free of specific goat diseases, particularly the ones that are highly contagious and for which there are no known cures. Blood tests can detect the possible presence of disease in your goats.

You might also want to confirm a pregnancy, or test for genetic disorders. How To Draw Blood from a Goat will take you through the process: types of tests, options for testing, costs, what you'll need, where to get supplies, how to prepare, how to do the draw, how to safely dispose of used supplies, how to package your samples, what the results mean, and a list of tests, labs, and resources.

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