The blood work came back clean as a whistle on all three goats. They were tested for a load of diseases- Tuberculosis, Johnes & Brucellosis, among others, and all have nothing more serious than some very persistent goat lice, which a dose of Frontline should clear up easily.
The clean bill of health is especially good news in light of Gertie's pregnancy and our subsequent plans to consumer her raw milk. Certain diseases, like tuberculosis, can be transmitted to humans through an infected animal's milk. No thank you.
And the countdown to Gert's big day is on - about 118 days to go, which feels like forever. We'll see if I'm still this excited about babies and milk when I'm bottle feeding a kid or two and milking mama twice a day, everyday.