Goat Health

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  • Iodine navel and monitor amount of colostrum consumed, give tetanus antitoxinand over-eating antitoxin if doe was not boostered.
  • If a doe has multiple kids, or has not been on a good mineral/vitaminsupplement, the kids may require Vitamin A&D and selenium shots.
  • Dehorn at 7 to 10 days of age.
  • Vaccinate with Covexin-8 at 4-6 weeks of age, booster 3 weeks later.
  • Deworm at time of booster vaccine with Panacur. - Revaccinate and deworm doelings prior to breeding. Rotate wormers.

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  • Vaccinate with Covexin-8 6-8 weeks prior to parturition in order to stimulate high levels of colostral antibodies.
  • Deworm at 6-8 weeks prior to parturition. Deworm again prior to breeding.Rotate wormers with Ivermectin, Panacur, and Oxybendazole.
  • Maintain does on a good mineral and vitamin supplement (RVC#2). This isimportant for the health of the doe, and for the health of the kids, since minerals and vitamins are passed from the doe to the kids through milk.

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  • Vaccinate annually with Covexin-8.
  • Deworm twice yearly. Rotate wormers with Ivermectin, Panacur, and Oxybendazole.

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  • Check regularly for external parasites.
  • Run periodic fecal examinations to monitor internal parasites.
  • Keep feet trimmed. Ideal is every 4 to 6 weeks to keep them in the best possible shape.
  • Any kids with diarrhea should be checked for coccidia.
  • Feed RVC Mineral #2 free choice.
  • Consider testing all does for CAE.
For any questions concerning routine or emergency health care, contact your veterinarian.