Vaccination Schedule for Goats:
- Before onset of breeding, problematic animals should be culled from the flock.
- Neonatal mortality can be prevented by improving the level of nutrition in advanced stages of pregnancy (last 6 weeks), ensuring hygienic condition in the kidding sheds, providing proper bedding, and ensuring early feeding of colostrums.
- Does with chronic pneumonia, mastitis, and disabling arthritis, poor body condition should be culled from the flock.
- Undernourished sheep/goats are likely to develop pregnancy toxemia and may deliver kids with poor livability. So pregnant animals should be fed with additional level of food.
- Chronic diseases in adult goats like gastrointestinal infection (Coccidiosis. Mycobacterium paratuberculosis) and gastrointestinal parasites (Haemonchus sp., tapeworm and immature amphistomes) affect the digestive tract, retard the growth, weaken the physic and stunt the animal. The affected animal act as a carrier hence should be removed from the flock.
Here is the chart for vaccination schedule for goats:
|Months||Vaccine||Adult Goat||Kids (above 6 months)|
|January||Contagious pleuro pneumonia (C.C.P.P.)||0.2 ml I/dermal||0.2 ml I/dermal|
|March||Haemorrhagic Septicaemia||5 ml S/c||2.5 ml S/c|
|April||Goat Pox||Scrach method||Scarch method|
|May||Entero toxaemia F.M.D.||5 ml S/c|
5 ml S/c
|2.5 ml S/c|
5 ml S/c
|June||Rinderpest||1 ml S/c||1 ml s/c|
|July||Black Quarter||5 ml s/c||2.5 ml s/c|
|August||F.M.D.||5 ml s/c||0.5 ml S/c|
|September||Enterotoxaemia||5 ml S/c||2.5 ml S/c|
Note :Consult you veterinary doctor or animal husbandry doctor for up to date vaccination schedule.