Goat herds generally have a 2
to 5 percent abortion rate. Any
percentage above this is a serious
problem because abortions can
lead to economic losses. Indeed,
infectious abortion in a doe herd
can be a public health concern
because infectious agents that
cause abortions in goats can also
infect and cause diseases in humans.
Infectious abortions should
be taken seriously by the producer
and herd manager.