Tetanus Question

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Darby77, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. Darby77

    Darby77 Active Member

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    Apr 23, 2016
    Hi All,

    One of my goats had a puncture just above her hoof this morning. I believe she got it from a piece of metal in the stall. I cleaned it with peroxide and sprayed it with Blue Kote. I have ordered their CD/T vaccine but it hasn't arrived yet. She was vaccinated twice last year because of a wound, once March 18th and again with the rest of the herd on April 18th. Do you think she should be ok or should I run out today and get a bottle of the CD/T locally?

    She is a 3yr old doe, so been vaccinated all along.

    Thanks!
     
  2. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    I'd ask a vet for a dose of the Tetanus anti-toxin. Even if you give the toxoid (vaccine) today it would take a couple of weeks to provide protection.

    The anti-toxin is what you want, unless her last CD&T was quite recent. If it was close to a year ago, I'd go with the anti-toxin this time.

    Tetanus is a bad thing to get a goat through. And it is a bad way to die.

    Onion Creek Ranch says to keep the puncture wound open to the air. That it is the closed environment that allows the toxins to flourish.
     
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  3. NigerianNewbie

    NigerianNewbie Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Central NC
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    Tractor Supply sells this. It is a 1 dose size
     
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  4. Heathersboergoats

    Heathersboergoats Member

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    Feb 18, 2019
    IL
    Might want to start a antibiotic so it doesn't get infected and I agree with above see if you can get the antitoxin
     
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  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  6. Definitely use the anti-toxin immediately. CDT is a vaccine. Even if they were pretty current on the vaccine I would use the anti toxin for a wound. I had tetnus once and it is awful. The anti toxin is inexpensive and I always keep several bottle around in case I need them. Hope everything goes well for you.
     
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  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California