Beardsley Zoo
(contact Rob Tomas)
1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06610

Regional Information

The selenium levels in the soil in Connecticut are generally low, but vary by region. In low selenium areas, goats should receive selenium supplements in mineral salt or by injection. Contact your local extension office to determine the selenium levels in the soil in your area, and also the area where your hay is grown.

Dairy Information

Milk samples may be sent to:

Dairy One
730 Warren Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Fees (updated December 2007): $5.85 per sample to test fat, protein, and somatic cell count.
Best to call before you send the sample.

State Regulations

Basic requirements for goats entering Connecticut are:

1) Health certificate.
The following statement must be on Official Interstate Health Certificates for all livestock entering the state of Connecticut from states where Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) has been confirmed:

"The animals represented on this health certificate have not originated from a premises or area under quarantine for Vesicular Stomatitis. I have examined the animals and have found no signs of Vesicular Stomatitis."

The official interstate health certificate and all copies thereof shall have included thereon an import permit number obtained from the Commissioner of Agriculture by the consignee. Phone 860-713-2504 between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

2) Test negative for brucellosis within 30 days before importation if goat is over 3 months old.

3) Test negative for tuberculosis within 60 days prior to entry.

4) All goats must have USDA approved official identification.

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