Goat health - caseous lymphadenitis (cheesy gland)


Caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) is a recurring bacterial disease in goats that causes abscesses in lymph nodes in internal organs and under the skin.

It is the cause of extensive loss through carcase condemnation in sheep and, as the goat meat industry increases, a similar substantial loss is likely in the goat industry.

Topics include:

  • cause
  • spread of infection
  • signs
  • treatment
  • stopping the spread
  • prevention
  • personal higiene


Primefact 1595 First Edition

Published: Sep 2017