Vaccination Programs

Small Ruminant Vaccination Recommendations:

Sheep and goats require only minimal vaccination under most circumstances. Vaccination using a clostridium perfringens C&D + tetanus toxoid vaccine or 8-way clostridial vaccine + tetanus (Covexin 8) in kids/lambs and adults is recommended using the following timeline as an example.

Turnout or Branding (approx. 2-3 months of age):

  • 6-8 weeks of age: Covexin 8
  • 4 weeks later: Covexin 8
  • 6 months of age: Covexin 8
  • Annually as adults: Covexin 8
General Guidelines:
Diseases such as pneumonia, abortion and foot rot may necessitate herd specific vaccination protocols. The above example is sufficient for most herds.

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