Care, Vaccination, Worming & Schedule
is the schedule we follow, you may decide to do it differently to
fit your own situation.)
We do not vaccinate our goats. We did for many years, but most of our goats would developed abscesses at the injection site, not matter what we tried to prevent this. Goldie, our herd queen would react so badly that a big chunk of skin with it's hair would eventually come off at the injection site abscess. After researching vaccinations I came to decided something having such bad reactions in out otherwise extremely healthy herd was not worth it. Just because everybody told us we had to vaccinate was not good enough reason if it was negatively effecting our goats. Ever since we ceased vaccinating, out herd has been healthier. For our own situation, not vaccinating works for us, since we concentrate on holistic health care and building strong immune systems in our herd. You will have to decided what is best for you and your own herd. Please see the information supplied
here when researching your own choice.
Give first CD&T
vaccination (if you choose to vaccinate- we do not) (If you vaccinate,
the mother should have been vaccinated 4 weeks prior to kidding. This
provides the kids with their first CD&T "treatment").
Neuter boys that are not being kept as bucks. (We use a burdizzo to do our neutering. If you band or cut to castrate your boys, you
will have to do it at the appropriate times)
We do not worm pregnant
does with chemical wormers unless absolutely necessary, but you may
need to worm if needed. See Worming Information.
If it is necessary, you could use Ivomec,
since this is proven safe for pregnant does.
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