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been cited as a source of pain and stress in cattle, 2 but a specific pain scale to evaluate and demonstrate postoperative pain in goats had not been developed until recent years. Analgesia is used to provide pain relief and reduce stress in livestock

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History A 5-month-old 14-kg crossbred doeling was referred because of progressive lethargy and inappetence of 3 days’ duration. The goat had been purchased 5 days prior to presentation and, upon integration to the new herd, was chased away

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). Neutralizing antibody titers were measured before vaccination to assess for prior subclinical exposure to the virus and up to 6 months after the first vaccine dose. Methods Animals Thirty-one domestic goats in public contact yards from 4 different

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bacterial contamination of samples would occur. Methods Study procedures were approved by Louisiana State University’s (LSU’s) IACUC (IACUCAM-21-110). Ten healthy 2-year-old female Boer goats ranging in weight from 30.2 to 56.1 kg (mean, 42.5 kg

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approaches in general for sheep and goats. For small ruminants, reported advantages of laparoscopic procedures include less operative trauma and postoperative pain, rapid recovery, and excellent visibility of structures in the caudal aspect of the abdomen. 4

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In the United States, the popularity of goats as livestock is increasing. The Census of Agriculture, USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service a recorded 2,251,613 goats on 76,543 farms in 1997; in 2002, these numbers had increased to 2

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An investigation into possible causes of decreased milk production and increased mortality rate in a closed herd of 400 mixed-breed dairy goats was initiated following the death of 9 animals within a 1-month period. The producer reported that

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Goats are becoming increasingly popular as pets in the United States. 1–3 Leading this trend of popular pet goats are breeds of African descent. 1–3 The affectionate and docile nature of goats of African origin likely has contributed to their

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Contagious ecthyma, also referred to as soremouth in domestic animals and orf in humans, is a common viral disease of sheep, goats, wild ruminants, and humans with worldwide distribution. Contagious ecthyma virus, a double-stranded DNA virus, is

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A 2.5-year-old Lamancha doe (goat 1) that was 80 DIM was evaluated at the University of California-Davis William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital because of a history of fever, inappetance, and a warm and firm left udder half with

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