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Vaccination Schedule for Goats

Giving vaccination to animals is necessary to prevent them from getting any kind of disease. If you are having a goat, then it becomes utmost important to give it proper vaccination in order to prevent it and your family from any kind of germs and disease.

The most common vaccine, which is used for goats, is CDT or CD & T. It is abbreviated for Clostridium Perfringens type C + D and tetanus. It prevents the animal from clostridial diseases. Before giving the vaccine, a veterinarian should be consulted or else, the directions given on the label should be followed. CDT is also given to a goat before 30 days before it gives birth to protect the kid.

Make sure your goat is vaccinated

The lamb or kids should be given a vaccination when they are 5 to 6 weeks old. A booster should be given after 3 to 4 weeks.

The kids who have been born with vaccination history, which is not certain, should be given a vaccination between 7 to 21 days and a booster should be given 3 to 4 weeks later. Also, tetanus antitoxin can be given at the time of castration or birth.

Adult goats, yearlings, and breeding bucks should be given boosters every year 30 days before the season of breeding. However, the breeding bucks who do not have a certain history of vaccination should be given 2 doses separated by 3 to 6 weeks and then once in a year. 

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