I'm bringing this up because I want to know where all of you stand on the issue. I've read all I can on this virus and I've heard opinions on both sides concerning keeping goats with it and culling. The reason I brought this up was I was just at the vets yesterday and was talking to him about getting all of our goats tested for CAE. He told me that all of the herds he has tested in our area have tested positive. That was very discouraging to me and then I got to thinking that if ours tested positive, what would be my stance on it. All of our goats except 1 have come from CAE free herds and there have been no symptoms of it here, but the vet said that most goats are A-symptomatic. It seems, from what I've read, that goats can live a normal life while still testing positive to the disease, the tests are not totally accurate, that a goat can test positive and not actually have the disease and that only 1/3 of the goats affected will become symptomatic. So, here is my question.....on which side of the fence do all of you stand? Do you test for CAE and if so, do you keep goats that test positive or do you cull every goat that is positive? How accurate do you feel the test is? What impact on the goat industry do you feel this disease has? I have heard that it can only be transferred from mother to baby via milk, but from reading the studies, it can be transferred by any bodily fluids, meaning feed that has been slobbered on by another goat, sneezing, coughing etc. Which means it would be nearly impossible to control unless you isolated every goat that was positive. Let me know what you think. Thanks.