BOWLER FARMS Show Quality Pygmy Goats
Vaccination and Maintenance Schedule
This vaccination schedule was been reviewed by Dr. Robin Skillman, D.V.M. February, 2003, and is used successfully by several breeders in the Northern California Area. Please be sure to check with your own veterinarian for their recommendations and approval. This form is not intended to replace any instructions or individual plans outlined by your local treating veterinarian. At all times check the package instructions for all products for dosages and proper storage.
PYGMY 0-12 MO.
birth
before castration or disbudding
5 weeks
6 weeks
6-8 weeks
every 60 days 1st 12 months
9 weeks
10-12 weeks

12 weeks

13 weeks
13-15 weels
8-10 months
one week later
12 months
Medication
BoSe
Tetanus antitoxin SQ or IM
DiMethox 40%   by mouth at the rate of  .08 per lb day 1, .04ml per lb day 2-14
Worm w Panacur/Safeguard paste, repeat in 7-21 days as needed
CD&T or Covexin 8
BoSe
DiMethox 40%    by mouth at the rate of .08 per lb day 1, .04ml per lb day 2-14
2nd CD&T or Covexin 8
Rabies - must be given by your veterinarian
Worm w Ivomec SQ or Pour on/Valbazen/Tramisol/ Safeguard/Panacur as needed by fecal exam
DiMethox 40%    by mouth at the rate of  .08 per lb day 1, .04ml per lb day 2-14
3rd CD&T or Covexin 8
4th CD&T or Covexin 8
Worm with wormer of your choice
Rabies - must be given by your veterinarian
Dosage
1cc per 40 lb use TB syringe
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Worm w Ivomec SQ /Valbazen,Tramisol/Safeguard/Panacur as needed by fecal exam
A & D Vitamin
*BoSe injectable
CD&T or Covexin 8
Rabies - must be given by your veterinarianNote: if you are in a high risk rabies area you may need annual vaccinations
PYGMY OVER 1 YEAR
every 3 months
every 90 days for life
Every Spring and Fall
every 3 months for life
every 6 months life
every 3 years for life

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PYGMY BREEDING DOES
30 days before breeding


30 days
before kidding



day of kidding

CD&T or Covexin 8
BoSe -
make sure she is current
Worm
A & D
BoSe - make sure she is current
CD&T or Covexin 8
Worm with wormer of your choice
Worm doe
Ammonium Chloride - be careful not to overdose this medication
As needed-we dose at the first fall, and on the first hot day of the year
1/4-1/2  teasp. per 10 lbs body weight
BUCKS/WETHERS
Some herds will in addition to the above vaccination schedule need to consider giving J-5, E-Coli, and Leptospirosis. Check with your veterinarian or Dr. Skillman at (916) 359-1380, as to the dose and necessity of these vaccines.

Coccidia Treatment/Prevention Dosage: Coccidia treatment and frequent worming of your goats may not be required. The only way to be certain of your individual animals requirements is to have a fecal exam performed on each animal.

A fecal exam can be performed by most veterinarian offices for a small fee. We have found it is easiest to collect a small amount of feces first thing in the morning. You will need a small zippered plastic bag for each goat; follow behind and collect fresh feces (placing approximately 3 tablespoons per goat,) in the plastic bag. Label the bag by placing the animals name and the date of the specimen, and continue this process for every animal. Take this to your veterinarian and request a coccidia and parasite screening. Note: if you do not request both, you may have to collect twice and pay for two exams.

*a monthly Selenium paste can be given in place of the BoSe injection, or you can give the powdered form on a daily basis.
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