These are general guidelines only. Please consult with Dr. Massie, Dr. O’Brien, Dr. Hausler or Dr. Burke to determine your goat’s specific needs.
- –CD & T vaccine
- -Initial vaccination at 8 and 12 weeks, followed by an annual booster.
- -Rabies vaccine
- -Initial vaccination at 12 weeks, followed by an annual booster.
(Pregnant does should receive their annual booster 30 days before their anticipated kidding date.)
- -Kids should be dewormed every four weeks until six months of age.
- -Adult deworming schedule varies with environment. McMasters fecal test is recommended.
- -Goats should have their hooves trimmed a minimum of twice yearly. Many goats will require more frequent trimming.
Available herd health testing:
- -Annually for accreditation, if desired.
- -Annually for certification, if desired.
- -Caprine Arthritis and Encephalitis.
- -Caseous Lymphadenitis.
- –Rectal ultrasound can confirm pregnancy 35 days post breeding.
- -Trans-abdominal ultrasound (more typical) can confirm pregnancy 75 –100 days post breeding.