Goat Vaccination Schedule

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy

A fella sent me his vaccination schedule for goats, asking for my opinion and judgement. So I plagerized it a bit and came up with a goat vaccination schedule and some thoughts.

Goat Vaccination Schedule

  • 60 days before breeding (May) Chlamydia-2cc subq

along rib cage


  • 30 Days before breeding (June) De-Worm using, Ivermectin,

Dectomax, Cydectin, or Prohibit

  • Lepto only subq
  • Chlamydia follow-up-2cc subq along rib cage
  • Increase feed, trim feet
  • One month after breeding (August) Lepto
  • 6 weeks before Kidding (Oct/Nov) Vision CD-2cc subq

De-worm using Ivermectin,

Cydectin, or Dectomax

  • 3 weeks before Kidding (Nov/Dec) Vision CD-2cc Subq

Permethrin 1% Pour On

  • At weaning (Mar) De-worm using Ivermectin,

Cydectin, Dectomax or Prohibit

Trim hooves

Vision CDT

Ear tag

  • 14 days old Vision CDT 2cc subq

De-horn (males only)

  • 1 month old Castrate using 1cc Penicillin per

10# of body weight

2cc Vision CDT subq

  • 2 ½ to 3 months old Wean, Vision CD

De-worm kids

Trim Hooves

Also De-worm mothers with Valbazen

Coccidiosis is always a problem. I would mix two pounds of 6% Deccox with loose salt and have it available all year round. Feed rumensin at 20 gram per ton may be added to grain mix instead of using Deccox in salt.

I would be prepared to treat clinical coccidiosis with sulfamethazine, or Sulfadimethoxine.

Keep Selenium and Iodine available in salt continuously.

Vitamin E should be provided from December until pasture time in the Northern States.

Can use cattle trace mineral salt to supply copper. Mix 1# of item# 8770 (SELENIUM-IODINE PREMIX 5#) with 50#’s of Cattle TM Salt to provide essential Micro Minerals.

Avoid untreated cow colostrum for goats, source of Johne’s not so in sheep.

The need for copper and severity of Coccidiosis and stomach worms separates goats from sheep.

Vibrio abortion is not thought to be a problem in goats.

Leptospirosis is not a problem in sheep but may be in goats.

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Veterinary services, procedures, biologicals, and drugs mentioned in this publication represent the personal opinions and clinical observations of the contributing author. They are in no way intended to be interpreted as recommendations without the consent of the producer’s own practicing Veterinarian. We strongly urge that producers establish a patient-client-veterinarian relationship that allows extra-label use when there are no drugs approved for treatment or if approved drugs are not effective. This procedure allows veterinarians to go beyond label directions when “prudent use” is necessary. The limited availability of drugs and biologics in this country is a major factor in restricting the growth of the sheep industry and allowing producers to compete in the world market place.
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