Goats make a wonderful addition to almost any farm or backyard. Even though goats are known to be low maintenance, they are subject to a variety of conditions that require veterinary care. Dr. Wilson of Equiheart® is here to help keep your herd as healthy and happy as possible. She is a member of the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners (AASRP) and has been treating goats throughout Hunterdon County, Warren County, Morris County, and Somerset County New Jersey for over 7-years.We provide the full range of veterinary care:
I love visiting with new goat owners to discuss husbandry practices. I will be glad to teach you deworming techniques, hoof trimming, and answer any questions you may have. I will provide you guidance about husbandry, disease prevention, health maintenance, and even offer caprine and ovine wellness plans tailored to your goat's individual needs. When bringing home new goats especially from auction, be mindful of biosecurity to protect the health of your existing herd. Normally I recommend that you temporary quarantine your new goat until you are sure it is not carrying an infectious disease that might transmit to your existing herd. There are number of biosecurity screenings I would be pleased to discuss with you.
The vaccinations I generally recommend in our area of Northern New Jersey are:
Sometimes selenium and vitamin E injections are also recommended depending on your herd's needs.
To avoid predation, goats have evolved to show few outward signs of illness. Unfortunately that can sometimes make it difficult to notice when your goat is not well. Often by the time they are showing obvious signs of illness they are already in a critical state. If any of your herd is showing isolation, lethargy, depression, symptoms of disease, or signs of distress please call us immediately.
We offer reproductive services for small ruminants including neonatal care, hormone analysis, and herd health screenings for Brucellosis, Johne's Disease (Paratuberculosis or MAP), Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis Virus (CAEV), Caseous Lymphadenitis (CL), and more. We also provide assistance with kidding and castration.
Goats are hardy ruminants, but sometimes they can have complex medical problems. Equiheart Veterinary Services, LLC is able to perform laboratory diagnostic testing, digital X-Ray radiography, and Ultrasonic imaging.
Most procedures for goats are typically performed at your farm, but if you choose to have your animal hospitalized Equiheart Veterinary Services, LLC has partnered with veterinarians Paul Sedlacek, DVM and Sarah Marpet, BVM&S, MRCVS at the Animal Clinic of Morris Plains. At the hospital your goat will have access to all the resources of one of the most advanced and modern veterinary clinics in the region. The clinic is staffed 24 hours a day to provide intensive care.