June 11, 2007 and March 2008 my herd tested negative for Johnes Disease and CAE (Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis)
I have not had any out breaks of CL, since I started raising goats in the spring of 2006. I only buy from negative herds, or I have them tested before they are on the farm.
Instead of trimming hooves onces a month, I monitor my herd closely and trim hooves only when needed.
I do not have my goats on a worming schedule, because I practice the FAMACHA system, which helps reduce resistance to wormer and to save money. By using this method, I can determine which goats are more "naturally" resistant to worms and can cull those who are very susceptible to worms. I am also setup to run fecal egg floats, and I'm currently try to obtain a McMaster slide to perform fecal egg counts.
This is a grooming/milking/ trimming hooves stand that my dad and I put together one afternoon.