Phillip and Heather Cronin
1 Nook Road
Plymouth, MA 023602939
145 Redstone Hill
Sterling, MA 01564
David, Linda, and Jessie Harvey
23 Russell Mills Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
PO Box 1620
Plymouth, MA 02360-1620
5087461622 ext. 8216
There is low selenium in the soil in Massachusetts. Goats should receive selenium supplements in mineral salt or by injection.
Milk samples may be sent to:
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.
All goats except for immediate slaughter shipped or in any way transported into the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from any point outside thereof must be accompanied by a health certificate approved by the livestock official of the state of origin, except for immediate slaughter, and shall be:
1) Free of scabies, lice, foot-rot, sore mouth, and have not been exposed to scrapie
2) Must be negative to an official Brucellosis test within 30 days, if over 6 months of age.
3) From Accredited Free State for TB (these do change though, folks)No TB test required.
From States Not Accredited Free for TBMust be negative to Tuberculosis test within 60 days.
Under the new USDA Scrapie Eradication Program that began in November of 2001, most categories of sheep and goats entering Massachusetts will have to have official scrapie ID tags. These tags, and further information about the categories of sheep and goats which will require the tags for interstate movement, can be obtained from state or regional USDA/APHIS Veterinary Services Offices, or by calling the scrapie eradication program information line USDA APHIS VS at 8668732824.
The health certificate must show the status of herd for TB and Brucellosis.
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