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Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Pregnant Does Vaccination Programme

Clostridium perfringens types C and D, as well as C. tetani, are vaccinated against in women during the last month of pregnancy.


At 5 or 6 weeks of age, children should receive their first vaccination, then three to four weeks later, a booster shot. Children who are not fully protected by yearly boosters may be those who were immunised from being appropriately vaccinated before the age of 5 weeks.

Vaccinating infants between 7 and 21 days of age and giving them a booster shot three to four weeks later is recommended for children born to mothers whose immunisation histories are unclear or who may not have received colostrum within the first 24 hours after delivery. Alternately, tetanus antitoxin (150–250 units) may be administered at birth or during castration.

Bucks and yearlings Vaccination Programme

Adults, including breeding bucks, yearlings, and other adults, should have yearly booster immunisations at the same time as the rest of the herd. It is recommended to vaccinate new breeding bucks twice, three to six weeks apart, and thereafter annually. Booster vaccines given to goats every six months may be beneficial, according to certain studies.

Immunise kids from immunised dams at 1-2 months of age for Clostridium perfringens type C and D and C. tetani; repeat immunisation in 3–4 weeks. Children born to unvaccinated mothers should be immunised against Clostridium perfringens types C and D and C. tetani as early as 1 to 2 weeks of age, and then again 3 to 4 weeks later.


They should have the CDT vaccine around 30 days before giving birth to protect their newborns via the colostrum. The pre-kidding yearly dose is only partially successful if a priming booster of two shots administered three to four weeks apart has already been given to the doe. Although this priming series of injections is most often administered to a young doe, it is possible to administer them at any age.

Vaccinations for abortions

Some animals can get vaccines against abortion and pneumonia. Before utilising a vaccination, it is important to have an abortion diagnosed. Common bacteria that might cause abortions include Chlamydia and Toxoplasmosis; producers can vaccinate against them if the sickness spreads across the herd. 

If the vaccine is used, it has to be boosted annually, usually between two and four weeks before mating season begins. Antibiotics like chlortetracycline (CTC) administered to the diet for a few weeks before delivery may prevent several abortive illnesses. For questions about dosing and administration, a veterinarian should be contacted.



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