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Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre

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Alternative Medicine for Goats



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Goats make wonderful pets. They may also provide milk (and cheese) and, from some breeds, wool. They are sensitive, intelligent and playful (some say mischievous) creatures. They can be very sensitive to weather extremes. They demand very special treatment, from a veterinary point of view, since they can easily come to a state of mind, when poorly, in which they 'give up'. Homeopathy is well-suited to treating such sensitive and responsive creatures and, at the AVMC, we have greatly enjoyed attending our goat patients, attending to both the physical and mental aspects of their diseases. They also respond well to and readily accept Acupuncture, Herbs (herbal medicine) and Chiropractic manipulation.

Foot trimming can be a major issue. If goats are kept under conditions that do not keep their feet naturally worn, regular checking and trimming is vital.

When we see goats at the AVMC or at their homes, we look closely at previous veterinary history and results of any tests or investigations. We take an extensive history, enquire into diet and lifestyle, ask about management of the grazing and environment, examine the patient closely and select appropriate therapy, whether homeopathic, herbal, acupuncture, chiropractic or other therapy. It may even be an integrated combination of these. We also advise on future management for health, to boost our chances of a successful outcome.

While providing an alternative to the conventional approach, the use of homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine and other alternative therapies does not rule out the need for a proper examination and assessment of each patient, necessary diagnostic tests, appropriate measures to repair injury and a study of natural lifestyle and diet, in order to be able to speed recovery. We have enjoyed a good measure of success through this methodology, seeing, as in other species, recoveries from diseases usually associated with a poor prognosis in conventional terms and wisdom.

  • Have you ever been told that your goat is now untreatable?

  • Are you concerned about the safety of modern drugs for your goat?

  • Do you know what is in the foods or supplements you are using?

  • Are you confused by manufacturers' claims?

There may be another way .... Holistic methodology may provide some of the answers you are seeking.

See also:

Goat Topics
Hoof Care
Nutrition & Natural Feeding
Case Histories
Goat Diseases
Preventive Medicine
Notifiable Diseases


Many of these conditions contribute to the workload of the AVMC:

Arthritis Back & Neck Problems Bluetongue Caprine Arthritis-Encephalitis
Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Goat Pox Heat Stress/Heat Stroke Infertility
Maedi-Visna Mastitis Milk Quality Skin Problems
Unthriftiness     Urolithiasis (Stones)

Click on any condition for more information. Send a request if a disease is not shown or is not yet covered. N.B. Some of these links are in preparation.

While the only promises that can be made are that we will always concentrate and put in maximum effort on your goat's behalf, and strive for excellence in the application of holistic natural medicine techniques, we do enjoy an encouraging level of success in such troublesome and chronic conditions. A great many herd problems have yielded to a full holistic programme, applied in this way.

See also: Pet Care

Goat vital information:
Rectal Temperature Respiratory Rate Heart Rate Gestation Period
102oF / 39oC 10-30 breaths per minute 90 (70-135) 145-155 days


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One-stop service for veterinary homeopathy, veterinary acupuncture, veterinary herbs, veterinary chiropractic, LASER therapy and other natural therapies.

Main Treatments offered (see Therapies):

Homeopathic treatment

Acupuncture treatment

Herbal treatment (Phytotherapy)

Aromatherapy treatment

Chiropractic treatment

Nutritional advice - Feeding advice

LASER treatment

Ultrasound treatment

Back manipulation - Back treatment

Bach Flowers

Holistic medicine - Holistic veterinary medicine

Flower Essences

Tissue Salts

Holistic therapy - Holistic treatment - Holistic care

Holistic advice

Integrated medicine

Anthroposophical medicines - Anthroposophy

Natural medicine - Alternative medicine - Complementary medicine


Natural Feeding - Natural Diet


These approaches represent a philosophy that is alternative to the current conventional norm but the use of alternative therapies does not do away with the need for a thorough examination and assessment. Nor does it preclude the use of modern diagnostic techniques where necessary. A holistic vet will take into account all these things, in addition to closely scrutinising lifestyle, grazing, diet, environment, housing, milking etc.

Natural goat

We have a deep respect for Nature and we work with Nature

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Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre

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