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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? Or do I wait and hope they don’t get sick and have a different schedule around kidding because the booster shot would be put right at kidding? Also, I want to make the buckling a wether. Do I give cd/t shot now, band him in a couple days and then booster him in 4 weeks? They never had cocci prevention, is it too late for that? Any other vaccines I need to worry about? Thank you in advance!
 

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If you need him to be a wether right now because he is actively breeding the two does then you should use Tetanus anti-toxin for him only for banding. Then you can CD/T vaccinate and booster him a few weeks after banding.

For the does, give the CD/T vaccine and 3 weeks booster now, then annual booster near kidding time forever more.

If they are new to you, I would have fecal analysis done on each of them a few weeks after arrival in case moving stress triggers worms or coccidia. I wouldn't do coccidia for them at that age unless fecal tells you.
 

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Well and it’s not a vaccine but we give BoSe (selenium & vitamin e) shots to the kids and calves after birth if we feel they need it. We are selenium deficient in Idaho. We had a cow calf born on Monday afternoon that laid under a tree nearly 2 hrs and we gave her a BoSe shot and a dropper of B12 and she got up right away and trotted off with her momma. Also, if they are new to you we really like the nutri-drench. It’s packed with vitamins and is good for newborns, times of stress or when they are ill or run down.
 

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If you need him to be a wether right now because he is actively breeding the two does then you should use Tetanus anti-toxin for him only for banding. Then you can CD/T vaccinate and booster him a few weeks after banding.

For the does, give the CD/T vaccine and 3 weeks booster now, then annual booster near kidding time forever more.

If they are new to you, I would have fecal analysis done on each of them a few weeks after arrival in case moving stress triggers worms or coccidia. I wouldn't do coccidia for them at that age unless fecal tells you.
I was able to locate some tetanus antitoxin from a vet. The buckling is 3 mo old. Do I give him half the vile? It's 1500 units or 5 ML
 

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I recommend Cavalry 9 which is the newer variant of Covexin 8 using a different inactive ingredient which is less likely to cause abscess as well as covering pneumonia. I agree with Saltey regarding admin tearing vaccine now with booster in 3 weeks then in the future vaccinating 3 weeks prior to kidding with a single dose. Cavalry dosage is 1 cc SQ.
 
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