Animal Health Australia (AHA) manages the Australian Market Assurance Program for Goats (GoatMAP) to help producers identify and promote their low risk of Johne’s disease and caprine arthritis encephalitis infection.
The role of the MAP is to:
- provide a source of low-risk replacement goats for those herds who want to avoid introducing infection
- allow herds to demonstrate their status in a transparent way so that they can sell breeding or herd replacement goats with confidence
- reduce the risk of JD and CAE being spread at events such as shows and sales.
The current version of the GoatMAP manual, released in 2022, is made up of three modules. All participants must do the baseline GoatBIO module. It is then up to the herd owner as to which disease module(s) they do, currently JDMAP and CAEMAP.
The GoatMAP manual is reviewed and amended from time to time. For example, the CAEMAP module has been revised in Dec 2023 and v1.1 is above. Be sure to periodically check the current version of the GoatMAP modules and forms from this website.
The following documents are requirements of GoatMAP:
- NEW Notification of status
- Corrective action and improvement report
- Review checklist and report
- Agreement between herd owner and Approved Veterinarian
- Document control register
The following documents are not requirements of GoatMAP but are provided as a resource or reference point:
- GoatMAP download of all forms
- GoatMAP checklists for herd managers
- Property and herd risk assessment
- Boundary inspection record
- Introduced animals
- Record of testing – introduced animals
- Straying animals
- Livestock movement record
- Livestock movement record – status not maintained
- Livestock identification record
- Herd management plan
- Record of neighbouring properties
- Selection of goats to be tested
- Goats selected for testing
- Test results form
- Investigation of JD reactor test results
Advice for veterinarians
Herd certificate and status notification forms are included in the current GoatMAP Forms and Resources but please check with your state MAP coordinator before using the flock certificate form.
In some states, the department of primary industries will issue the flock certificate directly. In others, the state MAP coordinator will advise the veterinarian of the number to record on the herd certificate.
All GoatMAP flocks are required to have an annual review (internal audit) by the GoatMAP veterinarian and comply with the other GoatMAP requirements.
The following instructions have been provided by EMAI for the purposes of milk collection: