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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Chic-n-farmer, Apr 22, 2009.
What should the goats be tested for to ensure the safety of the milk?
if your goats are healthy and wormed regularly the milk should be good, you need to check if what you worm them with or any medication you give them affects the milk
we keep the buck far away also..
I think you can have it tested, we never have. if it tastes good, we drink it.
we pasturize, some do not. I do because of my grandson, I heard that it can make small children ill if not pasturized and I just don't want to take any chances.
I found this site..
TB is the primary thing.
Quote:TB as in tuberculousis? That can be transferred thru the milk?
Quote:We recently got a doe in milk & were also Wanting to know what tests need to be done. TB is also what I wondered about.
TB is rare, but it can be transmitted through milk from what i understand...so those of us drinking raw milk should test for it. The largest risk is bovine TB, which is sometimes found in goats.
Also, test for brucellosis, which is transmittable through milk.
Tuberculosis, brucellosis (causes abortions), and John's (pronounced yonees, and is thought to be linked to Crohn's disease in humans) are what I would test for.
CAE and CL are the most common tests for goats, if you are sending in samples, you may as well test for those as well.