Dairy Goat


At Vet Clinic Morrinsville we recognise the growing popularity of goats as both companions and producers in the community. Whether you keep goats for milk or simply as pets, ensuring their health and well-being is essential. Our dedicated team of professionals is equipped to handle the unique health needs of these incredible animals.


Why Vet Clinic Morrinsville is a great choice

We're locals

We’ve been located in the Morrinsville area for decades. It’s where we’re from and where we raise our families.

Wide network

We’re plugged into the Veterinary world and our team can call on expertise from all over the world, then deliver it locally.

Great location

We’re close to you for consults, supplements, supplies...whatever you need in clinic or on farm.


Latest news

Goat Bedding

Between Nov 2017 and April 2018, a pilot study was carried out on a dairy goat farm in Taranaki, to compare how different management strategies affected the quality of wood shaving bedding and theRead more

Diarrhoea in kids

Two major causes of diarrhoea in kids are Cryptosporidium and Coccidia however it’s very difficult to diagnose the cause in goats. The management of the diseases are similar. There are three keyRead more

Kidding problems

Does carrying multiple fetuses may stop eating in the last 4-6 weeks before kidding if feed intake doesn’t match the needs of the dam and fetuses. Sleepy sickness is when does metabolise fat whichRead more

Goat vaccination

In goats we recommend using Glanvac 6 as protection against cheesy gland (CLA), black disease, black leg, malignant oedema, pulpy kidney, and tetanus. This product is licensed for goats and requiresRead more


The main things that influence the amount of respiratory disease seen in a shed are the temperature, ventilation, animal density and general construction of the shed.Read more

Johnes in goats

Infection: Goats get infected with Johnes by eating contaminated faeces. Young stock are more likely to become infected than old. The bacteria sits in the lymph nodes (often for years) until it isRead more

Foot care

Feet need trimming about every 6-8 weeks. In the wild goats walk around on hard stoney ground that wears down their hooves. In dairy goat situations their feet aren't worn down. This predisposes themRead more

Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis Virus (CAE)

Goats are infected as kids when they drink colostrum from an infected doe. Infection doesn’t occur before birth. There are two main forms of the disease: nervous and arthritic. Nervous: Signs areRead more

Body condition scoring

There are two areas to access when condition scoring goats; the lumbar area (short ribs) and the sterna area (brisket).Read more

Abomasal bloat

Abomasal bloat occurs when there is an overgrowth of bacteria in the stomach of kids (and lambs). This leads to a build up of gas in the stomach which either leads to rupture (like in the picture) orRead more

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