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  1. Beginners Goat Raising
    hi all! i have 5 nigerian dwarf wethers, ranging from 3 months to 1.5 years-ish. i started with 2 (over a year ago) and just recently added the other 3 to my herd. my 2 original guys have gone to their vet for all of their vaccinations, etc. but now that i have 5, i’m interested in starting to...
  2. Beginners Goat Raising
    3 ND goats. 1 mamma (2 y.o.) with her buckling (3 mo) and a doeling (3 mo) from a different mom. None have had any vaccinations. I heard you give does cd/t 30 days before kidding but that won’t be until fall. Do I vaccinate and give booster now and then give another shot 30 days before kidding...
  3. Health & Wellness
    Hello lovies! I have a lady close to my house who raises goats and is very knowledgeable. She has a bottle of the Merck Covexin 8-way vaccine and said she would vaccinate my 2 Nigerian Dwarf bottle babies for me tomorrow. They will be 4 weeks, one tomorrow and one on Wednesday. I was going to...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Starting a thread on alternatives to vaccines. Anyone with experience raising goats without vaccines is invited to share their knowledge and anyone who has heard of any alternatives is welcome as well. Just some random suggested starting points: What methods do you use? What precautions do...
  5. Goat Management
    Virtually everyone seems to agree that prevention is the best medicine. The question then becomes what forms of prevention are safe, what their risks are, and what types of prevention to use for various concerns. Proper nutrition and attention to worm loads (that can lead to nutritional...
  6. Introductions
    Breeding and raising purebred Nigerian Dwarf goats in northern Virginia using natural, chemical-free methods. Have been reading the forums for years and decided to join! Thank you and hope you'll participate in the poll! (You may have to view this thread in a browser as the poll might not...
  7. Health & Wellness
    Hello all! I'm trying to navigate the world of goat vaccinations, and I need help. I can't pick a CD/T vaxx! I've heard of Cavalry 9 being the best, but also being overkill and overloading the goat's system if a kid or a weak goat. Covexin 8 has been given to me as a firm "no, never." I've heard...
  8. Health & Wellness
    Just curious who does and doesn't vaccinate and what preventative measure those of you who don't take and what you keep on hand in case of emergencies. All of my current goats are vaccinated. My stance on it so far has been "better safe than sorry". Some people seem to have great luck without...
  9. Health & Wellness
    I just adopted my first two goats, approx. 2 mos and 4 mos, the previous owner was unsure of exact date of CDT vaccinations but he thought it was at least over a month ago. I just gave them both their boosters upon arriving here at our ranch but am wondering if I should re-booster in 21 days...
  10. Dairy Diaries
    Does anyone here do an all natural approach to parasites? I have been using a natural dewormer for a few days but my doe's eye lids are still pale. Also, if you use chemical dewormer, cane tell me one that I don't have to throw off the milk for? I've used ivermectin and had to throw away the...
  11. Beginners Goat Raising
    I have 2 pygmy goats. They have never been vaccinated. The boy I bought them off of choses not to vaccinate any of his herd. Do you vaccinate? What do you vaccinate for? I just want to get a general feel for if I want to vaccinate. My babies are both around 1 month old, currently...one male &...
  12. Beginners Goat Raising
    The more I read about CL, the more confused I become. Here's what I think I know. Initially, I understood the disease to be highly contagious, very prevalent, and incurable. I also understood there to be no vaccine for goats, although there is a vaccine for sheep affected by the same disease...
  13. Goat Management
    So I feel like it's time to change a few things. Mainly the hay and minerals I feed out, the vaccinations I give, the general lack of secondary supplementing(i.e. boluses, mineral/vitamin injections, extra feed additives), the routine hoof care I give and their shelter situation. I'm having...
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