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BMR Herd is Free of CL and CAE

Our herd is 100% CAE free. We test our goats every year just prior to kidding. With the test results in, we can feed our kids delicious raw milk with all it’s benefits, instead of having to pasteurize it to prevent CAE.   CAE is short for Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis.

CAE is an incurable, debilitating disease that is passed on most frequently dam-to-kid through milk and colostrum. Keeping our goats free of this disease is one of our top priorities, not only because the disease decreases production but because of the suffering it can cause the goats afflicted with it.

Links for more information about CAE:

Washington State University on CAE

Merck Manual on CAE

USDA on CAE

Another common disease that goats may have is CL (Caseous Lymphadenitis) or "Abscesses".  It is a highly contagious problem that can even spread to humans.  Our herd is 100% CL abscess free.

Links for more information about CL:

Washington State University on CL

Goat World on CL

Merck Manual on CL