Tetanus Antitoxin for banding - how much do I give?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by CodyAcres, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. CodyAcres

    CodyAcres New Member

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    Feb 21, 2009
    Rural Oklahoma
    I bought a 1500 unit thing of Tetanus Antitoxin, just a small amount, the 1.25" tall bottle is about half full.

    How many cc's do I give my buckling for banding? The instructions read like I give the entire 1500 units.

    Jamie
     
  2. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I believe the entire vial is for 1 dose to an adult goat, Hoeggars suggests using 2 1/2 cc sub q or im, so the one bottle you have will dose both kids and protect them for 7-14 days.
     

  3. CodyAcres

    CodyAcres New Member

    69
    Feb 21, 2009
    Rural Oklahoma
    Good! I was going to inject the entire amount, but half of it went on the floor. I didn't have it in and I thought I did. So he hopefully got at least half of it. If he got a little less than half, is that OK?

    Thanks,
    Jamie
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    didnt you already give the CD/T? or was that someone else? trying to keep this all straight. I wouldnt give antitoxin on top of a toxoid.
     
  5. CodyAcres

    CodyAcres New Member

    69
    Feb 21, 2009
    Rural Oklahoma
    Yes, he had the CDT at 1 week or so when he was disbudded. But I had read somewhere to go ahead for safety reasons and give the tetanus when banding just to be safe.

    Jamie
     
  6. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I know you arent suppose to give the toxoid till 3 weeks after giving the antitoxin so I wouldnt ever give the antitoxin after giving the toxoid that recently. :shrug:
     
  7. CodyAcres

    CodyAcres New Member

    69
    Feb 21, 2009
    Rural Oklahoma
    Ok, it's been about 6 or 7 weeks since the CDT, so that should be OK right?
     
  8. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    did you give the booster to the CD/T? because I didnt go back to check your other thread. If not then you need to start the Toxoid shots again (but wait 3 weeks because of the recent antitoxin shot).
     
  9. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Yes, you will need to do the toxoid shots again.