Miscellaneous Health Issues
These issues include the following:
Soremouth, also known as contagious ecthyma, is a highly contagious disease that is caused by a virus. Kids with the virus develop very sore blisters around their nose and mouth.
A toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium perfringens causes overeating disease or entertoxemia.
White Muscle Disease or stiff kid disease is caused by a deficiency of selenium, vitamin E or both.
Listeriosis or Circling Disease is caused by a bacteria that is found in high concentrations in moldy feed.
Meningeal worm or brain worm is caused by a parasite that is carried by deer.
Caprine arthritis and encephalitis or CAE is a disease that is common in dairy, but relatively rare in meat and fiber producing goats.
Caseous lymphadenitis is a disease that causes abscesses to form in the lymph nodes and internal organs.
Goats can become affected with eye problems that come from infectious or environmental irritants.