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Goat Health Care & Worming Schedule

There are two schedules on this page:

HOLISTIC Health Care, Vaccination, Worming & Schedule

"TRADITIONAL" (Chemical/Medical) Health Care, Vaccination, Worming & Schedule


HOLISTIC Health Care, Vaccination, Worming & Schedule

(This is the schedule I follow, you may decide to do it differently to fit your own situation.)

Kids

Within one hour after birth:

  • Make sure the kid receives colostrum.
  • Dip umbilical cord in 7% iodine

Day 2- Week 1 - 1 1/2:

Day 4-5:

  • Give a dose of Probios to help get rumen going.

Week 2:

Week 3:

  • Give first CD&T vaccination (if you choose to vaccinate) (If you vaccinate, the mother should have been vaccinated 4 weeks prior to kidding. This provides the kids with their first CD&T "treatment").

Week 4:

  • Neuter boys that are not being kept as bucks. (I use a burdizzo to do my neutering. If you band or cut to castrate your boys, you will have to do it at the appropriate times)

Week 6:

Week 8:

  • Check neutered males to make sure the burdizzo "took". If not, recastrate.
  • Tattoo
  • Trim hooves

Adult Bucks, Wethers, Dry Does

WORMING (all year):

Spring:

Summer:

Fall:

  • In Selenium deficient areas give Selenium/Vitamin E (I use gel) to breeding bucks.
  • Trim hooves

Winter:

Adult Breeding Does

WORMING (all year):

Before breeding:

5 weeks before kidding:

4 weeks before kidding:

3 weeks before due date:

  • In Selenium deficient areas give Selenium/Vitamin E.
  • Start adding Vitamin E to food each day.

Day after kidding:

  • Always worm the doe the day after she kids with Molly's Worm Formula 1# no matter where she is in the "cycle" -Give the Herbal Worm Formula #1 for three days in a row)

Our pregnant does get Herbal Worm Formula #2 in their grain once a week.; they do not get Wormwood Formula 1# while they are pregnant.

 

 

"Traditional" Health Care, Vaccination, Worming & Schedule

Kids

Within one hour after birth:

  • Make sure the kid receives colostrum.
  • Dip umbilical cord in 7% iodine

Day 2- Week 1- 1 1/2:

Day 4-5:

  • Give a dose of Probios to help get rumen going.

Week 3:

  • Give first CD&T vaccination ( the mother should have been vaccinated 4 weeks prior to kidding. This provides the kids with their first CD&T "treatment").
  • Start Coccidiosis prevention treatments.

Week 4:

  • Trim hooves
  • Neuter boys that are not being kept as bucks. I use a burdizzo to do our neutering. If you band or cut to castrate your boys, you will have to do it at the appropriate times)
  • Worm - Time to start the kids on their worming schedule if using chemicals. I take a holistic approach to parasite control and use Herbal Worm Formula from Molly's Herbals which I actually start at week two.)

Week 6:

  • Give second CD&T vaccination
  • Start Coccidiosis prevention treatments if using chemicals.
  • Check neutered males to make sure the burdizzo "took". If not, recastrate.

Week 8:

Week 9:

Week 12:

Treat for Coccidiosis as needed. If any or our kids under 10 months gets runny diarrhea, treat him for Coccidiosis and also give him Probios.
Worm at other times if needed. See Worming Information.

Adult Bucks, Wethers, Dry Does

Spring:

Summer:

Fall:

Winter:

Worm at other times as needed. See Worming Information.

Adult Breeding Does

Before breeding:

5 weeks before kidding:

  • In Selenium deficient areas give Selenium/Vitamin E shot or gel

4 weeks before kidding:

3 weeks before due date:

  • In Selenium deficient areas give Selenium/Vitamin E shot or gel
  • Start adding Vitamin  E to food each day.

Day after kidding:

  • Always worm the doe the day after she kids

I do not worm pregnant does with chemical wormers unless absolutely necessary, but you may need to worm if needed. See Worming Information. If it is necessary, you could use Ivomec, since this is proven safe for pregnant does.

 

 

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