The Importance of Goat Vaccinations

  1. GPS1504

    GPS1504 New Member

    Aug 18, 2015
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  2. Grasshopper

    Grasshopper New Member

    Mar 4, 2016
    We are new with this are goat is one month old . We have purchased CDT vaccine . An how much cc to give the goats

  3. Mindy

    Mindy Junior Member

    Aug 24, 2011
    Shickshinny, PA
    @Grasshopper all goats regardless of age get 2cc of the CDT vaccine
  4. rescuechick76

    rescuechick76 New Member

    Jun 15, 2016
    I am also new to goats. Got two baby nigerian dwarfs. They are about 17 days old. I have the vaccine, but i'm not sure if I should vaccinate them now or when they are older? 4-6 months?
  5. manny

    manny New Member

    Feb 2, 2017
    Is same for over feed
  6. nelly1214

    nelly1214 New Member

    May 23, 2017
    iam new whit goats and what is the cdt shot for ????
  7. pwesthuis

    pwesthuis Active Member

    Aug 6, 2015
    New Jersey
    it is for overeating and Enterotoxemia and for tentanus read the article posting before this discussion
  8. pwesthuis

    pwesthuis Active Member

    Aug 6, 2015
    New Jersey
    If they haven't been vaccinated you can do it at a 5-6 weeks of age
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  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    All great advice, I agree 2 cc's no matter size.
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  10. MagpieG

    MagpieG New Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    near Portland Oregon
    I do CDT and also test for CAE,CL and Johnes. I have not seen a pneumonia vaccine recommended for our area. I've considered rabies because we have had rabid bats here. Oregon doesn't allow us to do our own rabies shots since that's how they control dog licensing. It's almost prohibitively expensive for the vet to come out and vaccinate all our livestock. My horses had a rabies shot a few years ago. The goats usually come in at night. I've personally had two series of rabies vaccines. It's all over the board how they are administered, but what I came away with is it isn't that difficult.
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  11. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    I would caution against a rabies vaccine. Just watch for reactions, I just saw a case of a goat having lung deformities (cloudiness and impaired breathing) right after the shot. It’s like asthma. No pneumonia, antibiotics do nothing, steroids do nothing. The goat now mouth breathes and can barely eat without becoming out of breath.
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  12. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Old thread here but many people use the PNH1 vaccine for pneumonia. Many times things are off label for goats. I've been using this for years and love the results.