One of the major challenges when goat farming in Ireland is looking for expertise when your goats fall ill. The fact that goat farms are generally widely dispersed means that finding a vet who has knowledge and experience in dealing with goats isn't always straightforward. In the UK they have a veterinary goat society (www.goatvetsoc.co.uk) but we aren't blessed with the same resource here. To this end I have been in touch with Peter Bishton in Veterinary Ireland and he has been very helpful. I have received a number of contacts as a result of his work, and have listed them on the Goat Hub page. So far the list is quite short so if anyone else has been lucky enough to find a vet with knowledge or experience when dealing with goats please let me know and I'll add them to the list. Hopefully we'll soon have a nationwide database of goat-wise vets!