Video: Candid thoughts on caring for backyard goats


As a veterinary small animal practitioner, you may be unsure when clients come in with questions about this increasingly popular pet. Try this for starters.

Our practitioner in the trenches Dr. Sarah Wooten tracked down small ruminant speaker Dr. David Pugh at the CVC in Kansas City to discuss a few things small animal practitioners should know when it comes to treating this trendy backyard pet. This slightly irreverent but immediately practical interview covers parasite control (initially deworm these critters and then monitor them yearly) and antimicrobial withdrawal times (you never know if they'll end up on the dinner table) as well as how suppressive deworming practices are illogical (some worms are so resistant, the only effective parasiticide tool might be a ball-peen hammer).

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