What Are the Risks?
If your animals spend their lives on the farm with minimal contact with the outer world, the risk of catching contagious diseases is fairly small. That does not mean they cannot catch diseases, however. Wild birds, skunks and other animals who cross our farms can carry a host of diseases our domestic animals are prone to get. Our dogs had not been vaccinated and caught Parvo right here on the property a few months ago. We live at the end of the road with no real traffic of the human or domestic animal sort, so it was quite a surprise.