In 2005 we realized that we had several goats with CL (caseous lymphadenitis). We culled all goats and started over on a "clean" portion of our property. There hasn't been an abcess on a goat since.
We have tested extensively for CL, CAE and Johne's disease since 2005. None of our goats has ever tested positive for any of these diseases. At this time (2017) we feel we are at very low risk for infection by any of these three diseases, although we will continue testing. Our most recent testings were: April 2013, when we tested all goats over 1 1/2 years old for Johne's disease. April 2014, when we tested half (12) of our adult goats for CL, CAE and Johne's. March 2015, when we tested all goats over one year old for CL and Johne's. In the summer of 2015 we bought five does from a herd in Florida. They were tested for CL, CAE and Johne's after arrival here and were negative. In April 2016 we tested all goats over one year old (except the FL does) for CL, CAE and Johne's. All were negative. Dark Side and First Responder were tested for CL, CAE and Johne's (and were negative) after their arrivals in fall, 2016.