About the Author

Katie Estill DVM

Katie Estill, DVM is a veterinarian consultant for Goat Journal, Countryside & Small Stock Journal, and Countryside online. She works with goats and other large livestock at Desert Trails Veterinary Services in Winnemucca, Nevada.
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Articles by Katie Estill DVM

A Quick Guide to Goat Minerals
September 28, 2019 · · Goat Notes

Whether you are planning to build a herd or building a goat shelter, what goat predators do you need to think about? Here are the nine most serious goat predators from the least number of kills to the most with details on how to determine what predator you may be dealing with.

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Back from the Vet: Gastrointestinal Parasites in Goats
August 25, 2019 · · Ask The Expert, Health

There can be a multitude of reasons for any animal to be a poor doer. One common cause for animals not to thrive is gastrointestinal parasitosis.

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Back from the Vet: Clostridial Diseases in Goats

If you have owned goats for any amount of time, likely, you have used or heard of a clostridial vaccine. Clostridial vaccinations are the only universally recommended vaccinations in goats.

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Back From the Vet: Caprine Arthritis & Encephalitis
March 14, 2019 · · Ask The Expert, Health

If you have been in the goat industry for much time, it is highly likely that you have heard of CAE. Aside from being just another acronym to worry about, what exactly is it?

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Sore Mouth in Goats
March 14, 2019 · · Ask The Expert, Health

Kidding time can be very stressful. In addition to the complications of birth, ensuring that kids are healthy and growing is an arduous task. Young kids are particularly susceptible to a condition called sore mouth. As indicated by the name, affected kids have sores primarily on their mouths.

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Back From the Vet: Pregnancy Toxemia
March 14, 2019 · · Ask The Expert, Health

Pregnancy toxemia occurs most commonly in the last one to three weeks of gestation. Early signs include lethargy and decreased feed intake, especially of grain.

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Back From the Vet: Q Fever in Goats
March 14, 2019 · · Ask The Expert, Health

Q Fever refers to the infection of people with the bacteria Coxiella burnetii. So how is it that people contract this infection? To understand that, one must understand Coxiella.

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