Please see these resources generated by the Goat Veterinary Society:


The GVS Position Statement on Analgesia at disbudding

GVS & BVA Joint Position Statement Disbudding Goat Kids

Anaesthetics and disbudding

To disbud or not to disbud? John Matthews


Tuberculosis in Goats

Approaching TB in commercial goat herds

Approaching TB in small Goat Herds

Herd Health Planning

*NEW* Future developments for the Goat Veterinary Society

Goat Herd Health Planning

Health planning for goats by Emily Gascoigne and Ben Dustan (with kind permission of Livestock)

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Farm Vet Champions

Farm Vet Champions is a major collaborative project that aims to unite and empower UK farm animal veterinary practitioners as they establish good antimicrobial stewardship in practices and on farms. Once registered as a Farm Vet Champion (click here to register for free) 20 hours of free online learning is available, including 60 minutes CPD on responsible antibiotic usage in goat veterinary practice.

Find out more about Farm Vet Champions here  


New Graduates

GVS Day 1 Competencies (New Graduates)


Recommended Reading / Texts

  • E. Gascoigne and B. Dustan; Health Planning For Goats (2019) UK Livestock Nov/Dec Vol 24/6 pp246-251
  • J. Matthews and B. Dustan; Disbudding of Goat Kids (2019) In Practice (Nov) pp433-443
  • D. Harwood and K. Mueller (2018) Goat Medicine and Surgery, CRC Press
  • J. Matthews (2016) Diseases of the Goat 4th Edition, Wiley Blackwell
  • D. Sherman and M. Smith (2009) Goat Medicine 2nd Edition, Wiley Blackwell