We have always come across a common social concept that goats are tough. They are arguably considered the best-suited animals to survive heat and drought. However, they also need to be looked after just as closely as other pets. Routine vaccinations are essential by subcutaneous injections are essentials to protect your goats against diseases. They stimulate an immune response to provide some level of protection from disease. Though complete protection cannot be achieved from an infection, vaccines definitely reduce the severity of disease in infected animals. The following is the general vaccination program for goats.
The most common vaccination known as CD & T is a vaccination against Clostridium perfringens type C+D and Clostridium tetani is an absolute requirement and should be considered a core vaccine in all goats. It is recommended that at a minimum, goats should be vaccinated annually and ideally semi-annually following an appropriate primary vaccination schedule. The initial vaccination must be followed by a booster 3 to 4 weeks later. Kids should be vaccinated at 5 to 6 weeks of age and then followed by a booster three to four weeks later and then after every 6 months period. However, if the kid is born to an unvaccinated dam, the first vaccination should take place within the first two weeks of life. While Does should be vaccinated approximately 30 days prior to kidding.
There are multiple optional vaccinations that should be strictly taken only when recommended by a veterinarian.
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