Services We Provide
- Hoof Trimming ~ $10.00
- Fecal Testing ~ $5.00
- CD/T Vaccination ~ $10.00
- Pregnancy Blood Testing ~ $10.00
- Biosecurity Blood Testing ~ $25.00
- Pregnancy & Biosecurity Combo Testing - $30.00
- Summer Shave ~ $15.00
- Copper Bolusing ~ $10.00
*Some services may be discounted if multiple goats are needing a service at a given time. Please contact us so we can discuss any services you would like done.
*Depending on your location, a fuel service charge may be applied.
Firstly, consult your veterinarian if you have any questions or concerns regarding your animals, like in an emergency. We are here to help in any way we can with these basic maintenance services, but you should also have a good relationship with your veterinarian and have yearly Herd health checks done, as needed.
- Hoof Trimming is recommended every 8 weeks, or as needed.
- Fecal Testing should be performed prior to administering any worming treatment, as to ensure which parasites are the problem so that the proper worming medications can be administered, and to prevent resistance in parasites to treatment. Fecals should be performed if an animal is having abnormal bowel movements, has a poor appearance, losing weight, or has pale mucous membranes due to anemia. Check out our FAMACHA scale on our Information page.
- A CD/T (Clostridium types C & D, and Tetanus) vaccine should be given yearly as a basic health prevention protocol. This should also be boostered any time as well if a Goat has an open wound injury. This vaccine is given subcutaneously, or SQ, on the Goat typically in the armpit. Check out our Vaccinations Information on our Information page.
- Pregnancy Blood Testing is done by drawing a very small amount of blood from a bred Goat, and sent to a laboratory where they test the blood for hormones and it is determined whether the Goat is pregnant, and if so, how far along in pregnancy the Goat is. This Testing should be done a minimum of 30 days post breeding. I will draw the blood and send it to the laboratory for you. The laboratory will contact you directly, with the results.
- Biosecurity Blood Testing should be performed yearly to ensure Herd health. The Testing is done by drawing a small amount of blood from the Goat, and sent to a laboratory where it is tested for antibodies of CAE, CL, and Johne's diseases. Check out our Diseases section on our Information page for more information about these diseases. This Testing ensures Herd health. It can be performed at the same time, with the same blood, as Pregnancy Blood Testing. I will draw the blood and send it directly to the laboratory for you. The laboratory will contact you directly, with the results.
- A Summer Shave can be a great way to help keep a Goat stay cool in the summer. They will also grow a nice, thick, coat come winter time. It will also aid in lice and mite parasite Prevention.
- Copper Bolusing is done by Bolusing a small capsule filled with copper rod particals into a goats' rumen. When the Goat swallows the Bolus, it will sit in their rumen and slowly dissolve. The copper rods are broken down over time and slowly absorbed into their bloodstream. Check out our Diet & Mineral Requirements section on our Information page for more information about copper deficiency and how to tell if your Goat may need Copper Bolusing.