Young Goat Tests Positive for Avian Influenza

A Minnesota goat became the first goat to test positive for bird flu (H5N1 HPAI) in the US.  Bird flu is caused by infection with avian influenza viruses, which naturally spreads among wild aquatic birds worldwide the CDC says. The young goat which tested positive for the illness had been living on a farm with…

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NAPgA Embarks on Urinary Calculi Study!


The North American Packgoat Association (NAPgA) has partnered with multiple veterinarians who are serving as Co-Investigators to conduct the Citizen Science Epidemiological Research Study of Urinary Calculi in Wethered Goats.  This research project began on June 1, 2022, and the initial 3-year term will run through May 31, 2025.  The study includes 68 participating farms…

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Carolyn Eddy Memorial Fund for Research

Carolyn Eddy

Carolyn Eddy was one of the founding members of the North American Packgoat Association.  She was a member of NAPgA’s Board of Directors for 20 years and served all goat owners, particularly those making up the packgoat community, for a substantial portion of her life.  She was a respected breeder, educator, and an author.  She…

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