Survived our first vaccination

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by Polarhug, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Polarhug

    Polarhug New Member

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    Jul 1, 2010
    Southcentral Alaska
    Gave our new babies 2 weeks old their first CD/T vaccine, as well as the moms.
    We hadn't vaccinated the does prior - we weren't sure when they were due...

    But all went pretty well. Little tough getting a good pinch of skin behind their elbows... the little guys don't seem to have a lot of extra skin yet lol.

    Glad thats behind us! Booster in 3 weeks right?
     
  2. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Good for you! Its a little intimidating at first, at least it was for me! Yup, the booster is 28 days later. It took me a couple years to find that the 1" needles work a whole lot better for the kids.
    I just sent you friend request on fb. (nancy dickey)
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    yes 3-4 weeks later is the booster
     
  4. glenolam

    glenolam New Member

    159
    Jul 20, 2010
    Canterbury, CT
    Congrats! I usually go for the "armpit" area - I have found that I can usually get enough skin for the "tent" and then just rub the area and the vaccinations spread out.
     
  5. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    cool! i dont mind giving vaccinations at all, usually my goats dont even realize it.

    you should get updated pics of them!! :love:
     
  6. Polarhug

    Polarhug New Member

    263
    Jul 1, 2010
    Southcentral Alaska
    I definately will - when the floods stop :slapfloor:

    My little buckling is gaining about 1/2lb per day, whew!
     
  7. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    i know right??
    luckily today is partly cloudy. WOW sun!!!