Goat Blood Testing Clinic - July 2015
Fee Schedule per Animal:
$5.00 - Blood Draw Fee
$5.00 - Shipping Fee (goes to Washington)
$22.05 - Caprine Biosecurity Screen (includes CAE, CL, & Johne's)
$6.30 - Brucella Ovis
$38.35 - Total Cost for each goat tested
G6S Testing - for Nubians and Nubian Crosses
$5.00 - Blood Draw Fee
$10.00 - Shipping Fee (has to go to Texas)
$42.00 - Test Cost
$57.00 - Total Cost for each goat tested
It has come to our attention that many herds would like to complete testing on their animals, to verify health, and cull infected animals, however, cost can be fairly prohibitive when you add the cost of the vet farm call, the cost of the blood draw, the shipping costs, and of course the cost of the tests themselves. BPR wanted to make this process less painful and more productive for the local goat owners. With the help of Dr. Moffett, DVM and JEM's Feed, we have been able to organize a Goat Blood Testing Clinic.
All blood testing will be done through Washington State University Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab and Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (for G6S testing in Nubians and Nubian Crosses only). We will be offering testing for CAE, CL, Johne's, and Brucella.
Please Contact Us to RSVP with how many animals you have!
Testing is one of the simplest ways to maintain good herd health. Often an animal is sick with one of these diseases and it is unknown until the animal shows physical signs. However, once an animal shows physical signs, it is a safe bet that she is contagious and there is a high probability that other herd mates have contracted the disease. When you test, an infected animal is generally noticed much earlier in the infection process. This allows the owner to make a decision regarding the animal before more animals are infected.
Your Family's Health:
People can contract Brucellosis from their animals through raw milk consumption. As many are beginning to learn, there are huge benefits of raw milk, but those benefits are lost if the animal is infected.
Breeding to Outside Animals:
Because herd health is very important, both for your health and the herds', many herds, including ours, require negative test results before outside does can be bred to our bucks. This is a simple, yet effective way to ensure herd health and still share the wealth of beautiful bloodlines.