This study was undertaken to investigate the presence and the frequency of pathological changes in female genital organs and their ligaments in goats slaughtered in Elazığ abattoirs. For this purpose, uterus, cervix, vagina and ligamentum lata uteri were examined in 4000 ordinary goats between April 1997 and December 1998. Having examined by postmortem inspection and palpation, sections prepared from the organs with lesions or suspected of having lesions were evaluated histopathologically. In addition, uterus tissues were obtained from 71 goats with endometritis and metritis or suspected to have these lesions for bacteriological examination. Of all the animals examined, pathomorphological changes were observed in 119 (2.97%) in uterus, in 40 (1.00%) in cervix and in 25 (0.62%) in vagina. In the uterus, where the inflammatory changes were predominant, acute catarrhal endometritis in 18 (0.45 %), chronic purulent endometritis (pyometra) in 2 (0.05%), chronic nonpurulent endometritis in 34 (0.85%), acute purulent (septic) metritis in 8 (0.20%), acute necrotic metritis in 2 (0.05 %), perimetritisparametritis in 14 (0.35%), endometrial hyperplasia in 6 (0.15%), hydrometra in 6 (0.15%), hypoplasia in 2 (0.05%) and melanosis in 27 (0.62%) cases were noted. Although different agents were isolated and identified from the uteri in 50 of 71 goats, no agents could be isolated from the remaining 21 goats. The major lesions of the cervix were acute catarrhal cervisitis in 10 (0.25%), acute purulent cervisitis in 4 (0.10%), chronic nonpurulent cervisitis in 17 (0.42%), agenesia in 2 (0.05%) and melanosis in 7 (0.17%) cases. In the vagina, acute catarrhal vaginitis in 12 (0.30%), chronic nonpurulent vaginitis in 8 (0.20%), hypoplasia in 2 (0.05%) and melanosis in 3 (0.07%) cases were recorded.