An overview of veterinary use on U.S. goat operations as part of the NAHMS Goat 2019 Study

  • Natalie Urie United States Department of Agriculture–Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service–National Animal Health Monitoring System, Fort Collins, CO, 80526
  • K.L. Marshall United States Department of Agriculture–Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service–National Animal Health Monitoring System, Fort Collins, CO, 80526
  • A.M. Wiedenheft United States Department of Agriculture–Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 80526
  • M. Branan United States Department of Agriculture–Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service–National Animal Health Monitoring System, Fort Collins, CO, 80526
  • Victoria L. Fields United States Department of Agriculture–Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service–National Animal Health Monitoring System, Fort Collins, CO, 80526
Keywords: NAHMS, goat industry, veterinary use

Abstract

As of January 1, 2020, the U.S. goat population totaled 2.6 million head on over 136,000 operations making it a noteworthy source of milk and meat for human consumption. U.S. goat operations represent a variety of production systems including meat, dairy, angora/cashmere, brush control, and show/companion goats. Therefore, it is important to understand the current animal health and management practices in this diverse agricultural industry. This abstract focuses on veterinary use on goat operations.

Published
2021-10-09
Section
Research Summaries