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Basic Goat Vaccination Program

Pregnant Does

  • Vaccinate does during last month of pregnancy for Clostridium perfringens type C and D and C.tetani, also referred to as a CD & T vaccine shot.

Kids

  • Immunize kids from immunized dams at 1-2 months of age for Clostridium perfringens type C and D and C.tetani; repeat immunization in 3-4 weeks.
  • Immunize kids from non-immunized dams at 1-2 weeks of age for Clostridium perfringens type C and D and C.tetani; repeat immunization twice at 3-4 week intervals.

Bucks and Yearlings

  • Immunized bucks and yearlings at the same time pregnant does are vaccinated, with emphasis on Clostridium species.
  • In endemic areas, vaccines for rabies and leptospirosis may be of value.

Breeding Does

  • Vaccinate breeding does for Chlamydia and Campylobacter before breeding and repeat in mid-gestation.

Source: Pugh, D.G. Sheep and Goat Medicine.  Saunders, Philadelphia, 2002