I'm new to this site....but definitely not new to horses.:roll: When I trained race horses at Manor Downs in Austin, Texas, I kept several goats around the shed-row. Many folks don't know this, but a goat helps keep "distemper" down, or non-existent at all.
I had a filly, in training, that came to me with "strangles". I isolated her in an off-site barn (very contagious) and got her well. After she was placed in training, she kept getting a snotty nose with a yellow discharge. Which of course, is indicative of an esophageal, or sinus cavity, infection. Now....I've been around the block, a time or three,
but for some reason, I didn't have any goats around. I knew that a goat would help this problem. Anyhow, I bought a goat and threw her in the stall with this own daughter of Loveridge TB. She dried up, almost overnight, and we never had another case of distemper in my 36 horse barn area. Keep the goats around....unless they eat the horse's tails off!