Welcome to the website devoted to the interesting and often unique biology of the goat and the organisms that call the goat their home.
The Biology of the CAE VirusThe biology of the virus that causes Caprine arthritis-encephalitis is explored in text, illustrations and animations. Learn how the virus attacks cells and follow its life cycle from infection to replication and how the immune system responds to the virus. ELISA and other serology tests are also explained.
AnimationsLearn about anatomy, reproduction, lactation, digestion and follow the life cycle of some parasites that affect goats through easy-to-understand animations.
ArticlesIllustrated articles cover internal and external parasites, milk goiter in goat kids, the role of selenium and the case of the polydactyl goat.
LaboratoryVisit the Laboratory to learn how to look for parasite eggs right in your own home. View an interactive photographic atlas of the skull of the goat.
The Carol of the Goat BellsDon't miss the popular Carol of the Goat Bells performed by the cast of the Biology of the Goat animations.
This animation is a favorite holiday treat.