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,
- 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
- At Birth 1cc Penicillin mixed with 1cc of
- 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
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.