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status and prospects of the dairy goat industry in the united states.among the major classes of u.s. livestock, dairy goats have yet to achieve usda statistical reporting of their numbers, amounts of milk produced and processed, and cheese and other products marketed. however, the usda has published buck proofs of approximately 16,000 does annually from dairy herd improvement association (dhia) records of the alpine, lamancha, nubian, oberhasli, saanen and toggenburg breeds, thereby encouraging genetic progress. this represents a 1% participation in dhia of the e ...19968726751
toxoplasmosis associated with abortion in goats and sheep in connecticut.toxoplasmosis was diagnosed in a caprine fetus from a farm in stonington, conn. placenta had multiple areas of focal necrosis and calcification. toxoplasma was found in the placenta and in the fetal liver and heart. the doe had an indirect hemagglutination (iha) titer of 1:2,048 to t gondii 2 days after abortion. there was no other abortifacient agent isolated. serologic survey on the farm showed that the remaining 4 adult goats, the 8 sheep, the 4 cats, and the 4 persons on the farm had antibod ...19817325473
mycoplasma mycoides var, capri isolated from a goat in connecticut. 19694975672
cutaneous anthrax associated with drum making using goat hides from west africa--connecticut, 2007.on august 29, 2007, the connecticut department of public health was notified by a physician of suspect cutaneous anthrax involving a drum maker and one of his three children. the drum maker had been working with untreated goat hides from guinea in west africa. this report summarizes results of the joint epidemiologic and environmental investigation conducted by public health officials, environmental agencies, and law enforcement authorities. the investigation revealed that the drum maker was exp ...200818551098
the research animal and the significance of a health monitoring program.the criteria for the selection of stocks and strains of laboratory animals were discussed. these include metabolic and environmental factors as well as the presence or introduction of infectious agents. the investigator is now concerned with his experimental animals from conception to death, not just during an experiment. the basis of a health monitoring program to ascertain the health status of incoming animals, to evaluate the status of the environment, and to document the ongoing status of a ...1976818449
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