Table 6

Percentage (number) of farms where farmers observed specified signs in their goats over the previous 12 months

Age groupSigns observedProportion of affected goats within farm
<2%>2%–<5% 5%–15%>15%
KidsPoor growth68% (30/44) farms13.6% (6/44) farms15.9% (7/44) farms2.3% (1/44)  farms
Deaths47.8% (22/46)26.1% (12/46)17.4% (8/46)8.7% (4/46)
Skin problems or itch85.7% (36/42)9.5% (4/42)4.8% (2/42)0
Scour/diarrhoea39.5% (17/43)20.9% (9/43)32.6% (14/43)7% (3/43)
Pneumonia/excess cough36.4% (16/44)38.6% (17/44)15.9% (7/44)9% (4/44)
Swollen joints or swollen navel88.1% (37/42)9.5% (4/42)2.4% (1/42)0
YoungstockPoor growth62.8% (27/43)23.3% (10/43)11.6% (5/43)2.3% (1/43)
Deaths72.7% (32/44)18.2% (8/44)6.8% (3/44)2.3% (1/44)
Skin problems/itch54.8% (23/42)4.9% (2/42)7.3% (3/42)0
Scour/diarrhoea62.8% (27/43)23.2% (10/43)14% (6/43)0
Pneumonia/excess cough57.1% (24/42)26.2% (11/42)16.7% (7/42)0
Difficult to get in kid54.8% (23/42)23.8% (10/42)16.7% (7/42)4.8% (2/42)
Adult milking goatsOverly thin65.9% (27/41)24.4% (10/41)4.9% (2/41)4.9% (2/41)
Overly fat31% (13/42)21.4% (9/42)31% (13/42)16.7% (7/42)
Difficult to get in kid41.9% (18/43)25.6% (11/43)25.6% (11/43)7% (3/43)
Difficult to dry off39.5% (17/43)27.9% (12/43)23.3% (10/43)9.3% (4/43)
Assisted kidding41.3% (19/46)34.8% (16/46)17.4% (8/46)6.5% (3/46)
Abortion or stillbirths6.4% (28/44)22.7% (10/44)6.8% (3/44)6.8% (3/44)
Cloudburst55.8% (24/43)14% (6/43)23.3% (10/43)7% (3/43)
Lame61.4% (27/44)15.9% (7/44)13.6% (6/44)9.1% (4/44)
Mastitis63.6% (28/44)34.1% (15/44)2.3% (1/44)0
Scour/diarrhoea41.9% (18/43)27.9% (12/43)27.9% (12/43)2.3% (1/43)
Pneumonia/excess cough71.4% (30/42)28.6% (12/42)00
Skin problems/itch70.5% (31/44)13.6% (6/44)15.9% (7/44)0