the TYNY GOAT RANCH
(this is what we do for our herd.... check with your vet to see what is best for your herd)
3-4 weeks before parturition I give 2cc IM of Clostridium C & D and Tetanus Toxiod ( Bar Vac CD/T), hopefully, for passive immunity for the kids and booster protection for the "mom" against Enterotoxemia
KIDS OF IMMUNIZED DOES
I give 1cc IM Bar Vac CD/T at 8 weeks AND 12 weeks of age.
Yearly-- I give 2cc IM Bar Vac CD/T booster.
I feed a medicated goat pellet that contains Decoquinate (Deccox) for coccidia prevention. However when an animal has suspected coccidia I give Sulmet liquid orally..about 4-5cc daily for 4-5 days. I actually prefer a prescription sulfa-type antibiotic, Sulfamethoxizole/Trimethoprin ( Bactrim Pediatric Suspension) when available......at the same dosage.
Every 3 months-- I treat for worms, alternating between 2 or more agents, Safegard paste (Fendendazole), Ivomec ( Ivermectin ), Valbazen ( Albendazole), Cydectin (Moxidectin). I treat twice, 2 weeks apart.
Safeguard Paste--with the 25gm size tube--I use 1 complete turn on the dosing nut per 40 lb. regardless of the animals age. ( the target dose is 7mg/lb--3X the cattle dose.)
Ivomec 1% Injectable--I give orally (draw from the bottle with needle and syringe then remove the needle to squirt into the animals mouth). 2cc per 100 lb. ; 1cc per 50 lb., etc.
( the target dose is 20mg/100lb--twice the cattle dose.)
Valbazen (113mg/ml)--NOT FOR PREGNANT DOES--I give orally 2cc per 25 lb, 4cc per 50 lb., etc. ( the target dose is 9.08mg/lb--twice the cattle dose. )
When not using Ivomec (which is effective for lice as well as worms) I use Co-ral 1% dust (coumaphos) for lice prevention.
Hooves usually need to be trimmed every 3-4 months.
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