Vaccinations:

DOES:
30 days before kidding:
1. 2cc CD&T
2. 1cc/40 lbs SQ Bo-Se (check your county extension to see if they are selenium deficient in their area before giving Bo-Se)
30 days after kidding:
1. Deworm
30 days before turning does in with buck:
1. Deworm

KIDS:
At birth and for the first 24 hours:
1. Iodine the umbilical cord a couple times during the first 24 hours.
5-7 Days:
1. Disbud (age varies for different breeds and sex, as males seem to grow hornbuds faster than females)
2. Castrate (age varies on the breed of goat)
3. 1cc Bo-Se SQ (check your county extension to see if they are selenium deficient in their area before giving Bo-Se)
4. Antitoxin tetanus
30 days old, 60 days old 180 days old:
1. 2cc CD&T (SQ)
2.1cc/40 lbs Bo-Se (check your county extension to see if they are selenium deficient in their area before giving Bo-Se)
3. Deworm.

Watch for coccidia in young kids.  This may present itself with bloody diarrhea and unthrifty kids.  Personally I go ahead and treat them for it as a preventive measure at 2 weeks and at weaning time usually around 8 weeks.  I have also fed calf starter with decox in it as a preventive measure also.


ADDITIONAL NOTES:
At 30 days tattoo after they get an annual booster of CD&T.
   Take a fecal sample into your vets to see what kind of worms you are dealing with to make sure you are using the right dewormer to get that specific type of worm and to make sure you have not built up an immunity to that dewormer in your herd.  What I usually do is take whole herd sample and then if I have a goat  that looks wormy I will do a separate sample on that goat.
SQ is injecting it under the skin.
Make sure you always have Ephernephen on hand for shock.
Don't forget the BUCKS, they need all vaccinations and dewormings also!
They need CD&T annually.

Normal Goat Values:

Rectal temperature=102.5-104
Respiration=15 to 30 per minute
Puberty=3-12 months (sometimes 2 months)
Estrus Cycle= 18 to 23 days
Gestation= 145 to 150 days average.-


A medicine cabinet for goats:

1. Veterinary thermometer
2. 3cc and 12 cc plastic disposable syringes
3. Weak kid syringe
4. Needles- Size #20 gage and 3/4" and 1/2 inch.
5. Turkey baster for drenching
6. Surgical scissors
7. Surgical gloves
8. Tamed iodine for wounds
9. 7% tincture of iodine for navel
10. Blood stop powder
11. Propylene glycol for ketosis
12. Nutri-drenching for stress
13. Probios anti-stress formula
14. Vet RX fro respiratory ailments
15. Ketocheck to diagnose ketosis
16. Electrolyte powder for stress
17. Amprolium or corid for coccidia
18. Biosol for scours
19. Bo-Se (check your county extension to see if they are selenium deficient in their area before giving Bo-Se)    20. CD & T

I had my first case of goat polio and it is not a pretty sight.  Now I will always have on hand Thiamine to give the goat that comes down with this horrid disease! So I guess you would say
21. Thiamine

And in the refrigerator:
1. Procaine Penicillin G-this is a broad spectrum antibotic that may hold you over till you can get to a vet-I always have some on hand just in case. Most times your goats will get sick at night, on weekends or holidays when its hard to get in contact with a vet
2. Enterotoxemia vaccine-type C&D anti toxin-Anti toxin is to treat overeaters
3. Tetanus anti toxin- Anti-toxin is to treat a goat that already has tetanus or you need quick coverage, it only lasts for up to 2 weeks, so if your disbuding or a goat has a wound this is what you would need to give.

 


Kidding season. Diaper Bag:

1. Iodine 7% tincture for dipping navels
2. Empty film canisters to put the iodine in to dip the navels. This is so you do not contaminate the whole bottle. You just put iodine in the film container dip navel in iodine and tip bottle and kid upside down to make sure that the navel gets completely covered.
3. Disinfected surgical scissors which I keep in a plastic baggie,(if you don't have these, cutical scissors will work).
4. Dental floss in case you need to tie the umbilical cord and cut it. I have just ordered and used the navel clamps from Caprine Supply and I just love them! BUT you can always use the dental floss when in a pinch.
5. OB Lubricant in case you need to assist the doe.                                                                                                        6. Prep soap to wash and disinfect your hands before going in.
7. Surgical gloves
8. Paper toweling to wipe off doe and/or kid (this can be thrown away to prevent any germs from spreading).
9. Rubbing alcohol (to disinfect scissors)
10. Old cut off socks to keep chilled newborns warm.
11. Feeding tube and weak kid syringe
12. Towels, which I use after the kid has been wiped off with paper toweling.                                                              13. In my kidding kit I also include a drawing of how the legs of a goat bend, this way I can use it when in a pinch and I need to know if the kid is coming out the correct way or backwards.  Granted I don's refer to it much anymore but sometimes in the middle of the night in the middle of kidding season when you have been up for the umpteenth time, my brain takes a vacation and I need to glance at it<G>

 

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