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Health care in stallfed goat farming

De-worming should be dome on regular intervals with different brands & drugs for every once in 3 months. Proper vaccinations should be done periodically

Goats vaccinations schedule information’s

Types of goat diseases found in most of the goat breeds in india are listed below

Goats bacterial diseases

Mastitis

  1. Symptoms : swelling in udder results obviously the colour of  goat milk will be found yellow in colour

Remedies : Keep the shed clean & treat the shed with disinfectant liquids 

  1. ET | Enterotoxaemia|

Symptoms : sudden death in goat kids along with mucous diarrhea

Remedies : Avoid feeding young green grass & vaccinate before rainy season starts 

  1. Anthrax

Symptoms: High fever & sudden death we may notice blood flow from nose & other outlets

Remedies : affected animals ( died) should be immediately buried to stop further spread in their flocks, better vaccinate the goats once in a year 

  1. Pneumonia

Symptoms : Frequent coughing & severe fever are common symptoms found in flocks however there is other possible problem in feed intake very poor feed intake

Remedies :  Provide clean & fresh water to animals & keep the shed dry & clean always. Well ventilation is required to avoid such kind of diseases in goats 

  1. Brucellosis

Symptoms : infertility problems & abortions during late pregnancy & joint swelling are the most common diseases found in goats

Remedies : By using hand gloves dispose dead fetus & placenta of animals 

  1. Haemorrhagic septicaemia |HS|

Symptoms : The symptoms of this diseases causes high fever seen along with I  intestinal inflammation it leads to death as well this diseases is seen more in rainy seasons

Remedies : It is recommended to vaccinate all the goats once in a year before the rainy seasons 

  1. Foot Root

Symptoms :  Wounds found in foot of the goats

Remedies : maintain the goat shed in dry conditions due to wetness this disease may occur

  1. FMD

Symptoms : Symptoms of this disease is high fever & wounds is found in foot & mouth also increased salivary secretion , difficulty in walking

Remedies : Vaccinate all the goats properly, vaccination should be done in third month subsequently it should be done once in 5 to 6 months interval 

  1. PPR | peste des petits ruminants|

Symptoms : fever is found & nasal mucous discharge, mouth lesion & respiratory distress

Remedies : Affected goats should be isolated from the flock & vaccination should be done once in a year 

Goat Diseases |Endo parasitic diseases |

Tape worm

Symptoms : Symptoms of this disease are high fever , slow growth in goats & high mortality in goats

Remedies : Periodic De worming should be done for all the goats in shed 

Round worms

Symptoms : This disease causes fever , slower growth rate of animals , anaemia & edema is lower jaws of goats

Remedies : De worm all the animals periodically 

Coccidiosis

Symptoms : This diseases causes blood motion , watery diarrhea is found leads to anemia & results in sudden death

Remedies : Give bactrisol powder to goats clean the shed regularly & spray ammonia solution 10% concentration diluted with 1 litre water all over the shed 

Fluke infection

Symptoms : symptoms of this disease are anaemia, emaciation & edema in lower jaw

Remedies : Grazing in early morning & late evening should be avoided regular de worming should be done in periodic intervals 

Goat diseases | Ecto parasitic infections | 

Lice tick

Symptoms :  Skin allergy is found & slow growth rate in animals

Remedies : Clean the goat shed regularly & keep it dry all the time 

General diseases in goats

Bloat occurs only when young leaves & grass fed to goats also due to un digestible cereals, rotten vegetables & fruits.  In this time the stomach of the goats will like balloon might be found like stomach filled with gas can easily identified, diarrhoea occurs & if not diagnosed sudden death occurs

Remedies: give anti bloat tonics mixed with castor oil for quick remedy

In digestion : It occurs due to low quality feed, bad water, toxic plants feeding & fungal contaminated feed , often change of feed results in indigestion of goats try to avoid such conditions from indigestion of goats

Remedies:  Try to give lemon water mixed with sugar , Electrol to cure it  

Pregnancy problems: pregnancy toxaemia & abortions are common problems found in female goats during pregnancy period.This is caused by late pregnancy in the last 2 week period this happens when goats carries multiple kids , usually this diseases is caused due to nutritional deficiency & infection problems

Remedies: Always try to give proper nutrition to animals like supplements on regular basis maintain hygienic atmosphere over the sheds 

General precautions for the goat disease in goat farming

 Some of the diseases & health related problems in goat farming can be ruled out by following these steps listed below

  1. Always buy health goats & vaccinate in periodic intervals before bringing the goats into farms
  2. Provide clean drinking water & fresh air for goats with proper ventilations
  3. Clean the shed regularly
  4. Isolate the sick animals immediately
  5. Always monitor the goats to find any abnormalities, their feeding habits & behaviour
  6. In case of any goat death dispose the dead goat immediately from the flock & burry it far away from the farm
  7. Grazing of animals in early morning & late evening should be avoided
  8. More observations & close monitoring should be done for pregnant & baby goats