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I am interested in knowing what schedule is most common amongst goat owners for CD/T shots - for kids and adults. Also, do you immunize wether kids that are bound for butchering?

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Here I do the does at 4 months of pregnancy...and usually do the yearly in Jan/Feb so I plan breedings around that(and the weather too) Kids I have given 1st dose at 4 weeks and the second one at 7 weeks but , now that I know more I plan on doing kids at 5 and 8 weeks....as far as wethers bound for the freezer thats up to you...do you want to give them the protection til they get there or not ...meat withdrawal is like a month after you inject it.
 

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instead of doing the covexin8 you could jsut give CD Antitoxin which gives immunity right away for up to 3 weeks i believe it is.

I give the CD/T to kids at 6 weeks and then 21 to 28 days later as stated on the bottle. I try to give a shot to the moms 4 weeks before kidding as their annual shot
 

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Here, it's Covexin 8 at 8 wks and 16 wks. Does get it annually at 4 months gestation (sometimes twice a year if someone didn't settle at first or something and had to be re-bred). All the bucks get it in the spring. I also usually give a 2cc booster when I sell an adult because a long time LaMancha breeder told me that the risk of entero is higher when changing homes/feeds/climates....Fortunately, I've not had to deal with it yet but it's one of those things I will go to GREAT lengths to avoid.

After a few years, I switched from Covexin 8 for a while because the vet said I would get fewer abcess reactions at the injection site with the OTC stuff. Bar Vac - I think. I still had reactions and felt I was getting less protection so I went back to Covexin 8.

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Kristen
 
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