Goat health - tetanus


Goats are very susceptible to tetanus. Tetanus is caused by a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium tetani. These bacteria live in the soil, in faeces and in dust on the goat’s skin. When a penetrating wound occurs, tetanus bacteria may multiply in the wound and produce a powerful toxin.

This Agfact contains information about the:

  • signs
  • treatment and
  • prevention of tetanus


Primefact 1597 Fourth Edition

Published: Sep 2017