Health Considerations

Angora goats are susceptible to a broad range of diseases, consideration of which is beyond the scope of this article. When maintained under semiarid, extensive conditions (similar to those under which they were developed originally in Turkey), they generally thrive so long as adequate nutrition and fresh water are available. Problems tend to arise when animals are concentrated into small areas, particularly when conditions are damp. Diseases (e.g., pinkeye, soremouth, caseous lymphadenitis, pneumonia, bluetongue, dysentery, mastitis, caprine arthritis encephalitis, urinary calculi) and parasites (e.g., round-worms, coccidiosis, lice, scabies, etc.) that tend to be more prevalent in Angora goats, and how the industry deals with these problems, are the subjects of authoritative coverage elsewhere.[5'8]

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