Oak Hollow Livestock Boer Goats

Vaccination

We administer vaccinations to our herd of goats to safeguard against common diseases that can negatively affect health, productivity and growth.

 

All of our pregnant does receive boosters of their vaccines prior to kidding to promote passive transfer of antibodies to their kids through the colostrum. In addition to vaccines, we also administer BoSe to supplement Selenium prior to kidding, as we reside in a selenium deficient area of the country and have seen stronger kids as a result.

 

Some breeders recommend vaccinating kids at very young ages (less than 8 weeks of age), but from our research, we feel these early vaccinations are not protective, and may actually be counterproductive, as some of the maternal antibodies received from the dam may be lost due to this practice.

 

 

CD&T

Clostridium Perfringens Types C & D and Tetanus Toxoid

 

Purpose:

Protects against enterotoxemia ("overeating disease" or "pulpy kidney") and tetanus ("lockjaw").

 

Dosage:

2cc, regardless of age or size

Administered sub-cutaneously

 

Our Schedule:

- Dam receives booster 3-4 weeks before kidding

- Kids receive initial vaccination around 8 weeks and booster 3-4 weeks later

- All goats receive an annual booster

 

Notes:

We prefer the Essential 3 + T vaccine manufactured by Colorado Serum.

*21 day slaughter withdrawal

Pnuemonia

Mannheimia Haemolytica-Pasteurella Multocida Bacterin

 

Purpose:

Protects against pneumonia caused by the named organisms.

 

Dosage:

2cc, regardless of age or size

Administered sub-cutaneously

 

Our Schedule:

- Dam receives booster 3-4 weeks before kidding

- Kids receive initial vaccination around 8 weeks and booster 2-4 weeks later

- All goats receive an annual booster

 

Notes:

We prefer the vaccine manufactured by Colorado Serum.

*21 day slaughter withdrawal

Other Vaccines

 

Other vaccines that are often used will depend on your geographic area and other risk factors.

 

Available vaccines for goats include those protective against other strains of clostridial diseases, such as blackleg, as well as caseous lymphadentitis, mastitis and other diseases.

 

As with any medical procedure, we recommend consulting with your own veterinarian to determine which vaccinations are needed for your herd, and on what schedule.

Oak Hollow Livestock Boer Goats

Sara & Carl Davis

Deerfield Massachusetts

 

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