Welcome to Thorcrest Nubian's! We hope you enjoy looking through the pages at are our lovely does and bucks. We have a small select herd of quality purebred Nubian's on Vancouver Island BC.
After showing for close to 18 years as well as being on 305 milk test and classifying for many years. I had to put "goat life" on hold for a few years to complete my Masters of Animal Science. Now we look forward to continuing breeding quality animals that show and milk!
Herd health is important to us and we test yearly for CAE and Johnes and Qfever. All negative once again 2019. Our whole herd tested Negative for CL in 2016. Our herd has never had a suspicious lump so will only be testing for CL every few years. Also all our breeding stock is G6S normal by either testing or parentage. In 2017 we tested for codon 146 (s) the scrapie resistant gene found in Nubian's and Boers. Our entire herd caries least one copy of the gene!
We have used herbs for over 30 years, although we will use medication or wormers if necessary. We feel by far the best health tool is management to prevent disease, illness or parasites from becoming a problem.
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We have included many links so be sure to click on any underlined words. Also our Resource page has just been started and we will continue to add articles of interest concerning goat health and management!
Have a wonderful day and don't forget to hug your goats!