Status and practice of therapy goat in the world

Kohsaku Nitta, Weiping Cheng, Toshihide Harada, Fumiko Ishizaki, Yumiko Nitta, Yumiko Miki, Hideaki Numamoto, Naotaka Yoshikawa, Yoshitaka Nobukuni, Miwa Hayama, Shoji Ito, Hiroyuki Miyazaki, Satomi Aoi, Hiromi Ikeda, Tadayuki Iida, Juko Ando, Masato Kobayashi, Makoto Ito, Yuka Nitta, Tsuneshi SugawaraKohji Nakabeppu

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Objective: Goat therapy is widely used and recognized for the medical benefits. Design: A clinical study. Materials and Methods: We intercrossed Tokara male goat with Alpine, Saanen, Shiba and Korean goat. At the same time, we have stationed the trained therapy goat under a specialist handler. We investigated changes in the moods when interacting with the therapy goat. Results: Many of the patients had experience interacting with goat and were interested in and favorable toward interacting with the stationed therapy goat. Conclusions: Quality of life of people in the elderly nursing home, elementary and high school and preschool children was improved. The therapy goat indicated an increased mood effect on rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)616-619
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Older people
  • Preschool child
  • Rehabilitation
  • Status and practice
  • The elderly nursing home
  • Therapy goat
  • Tokara goat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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