When to vaccinate

When to vaccinate

(At what age can I first vaccinate Angora kids?)

Young kids may still have some of the antibodies that they received in the colostrum. These colostral (maternal) antibodies will block the effectiveness of vaccinations.  Vaccines are composed of unique bacterial and viral structural protein complexes and animals respond to vaccination by producing antibodies to these protein complexes. If there are still colostral antibodies in the kid, these antibodies tie up the protein structures of the vaccine and prevent the kid from producing immunity when vaccinated.

This is the reason Vaccine manufacturers recommend different times of giving the first vaccination to the kid depending on whether the mother was vaccinated or not.

It is important to remember that even in healthy and well-nourished kids, some kids just do not respond to vaccinations. Goat kids that are sick, stressed, wormy or poorly nourished will respond poorly to a vaccination program. 

  • ALWAYS READ the VACCINE MANUFACTURERS GUIDELINES BEFORE VACCINATION
  • NOT ALL VACCINES ARE LISCENSED FOR GOATS

VACCINE

Earliest Age of 1st Vac (if mother was vaccinated)

Earliest Age of 1st Vacs (if mother NOT vaccinated)

2nd Vaccination

Booster

Volume

Actinomyces Pyogenes (OBP)

2 weeks

2 weeks

10-14 day after 1st and a 3rd inj 10-14 days later

6 monthly

Adult 5ml, kid 2 ml under skin

Blue udder (OBP)

Ewe 6 weeks before kidding

  n/a

Ewe 2 week before kidding

Ewe 2-3 weeks before kidding

2ml under skin

Botulism (lamsiekte) Vaccine (OBP)

 

 

4-7 weeks after 1st

Annually

1ml under skin

Botuvax (MSD)

3 months

 

4-6 weeks after 1st

Annually

1ml under skin

Brucella Rev 1 vaccine for sheep and goats

2-4 months old

 

n/a

(lifelong immunity)

2ml under skin

Cevac Chlamydia (Ceva)

Ewes from 5 months old

From 5 months old

n/a

4 months before mate. Not less than 4 wks before mating

2ml under skin

Chlamysure (OBP)

4 weeks before mating

 

n/a

Annually

1ml under skin

Coglavax (Ceva)

8 weeks

2 weeks

4 weeks after 1st

Ewe 2-5 weeks before kidding

2ml under skin

Corynebacterium Ovis (OBP)

2 weeks

2 weeks

4 weeks after 1st

 

2ml under skin

Covexin (Afrivet)

2 weeks

2 weeks

6 weeks after 1st

Ewe 2-6 weeks before kidding

1ml under skin

Cydectin Ewegaurd (Pfizer)

 

 

4-6 weeks after 1st

Annually

2ml/50kg

Cydectin Ewegaurd +Se+ Vit B12

 

 

4-6 weeks after 1st

Annually 3 weeks before lambing

2ml/50kg

Enterotoxeamia Vaccine OBP)

4-5 months  (oil-emulsion)

If earlier than 4 months then 3rd vacs after 6 months

4-6 weeks after 1st (Alum Precipitated)

Annually (Alum Precipitated)

1ml under skin

Escherichia coli

Ewe 10 weeks before kidding

 

Ewe 4 weeks before kidding

Annually 6 weeks before lambing

2ml intramuscularly

Glanvac 3 (Pfizer)

Older than 3 weeks

Older than 3 weeks

4 weeks after 1st

Annually

1 ml under skin

Gas gangrene Complex (OBP)

2 weeks

 

4 weeks after 1st

Annually

2ml under skin

Lamb dysentery (OBP)

Ewe 4 weeks before kidding

 

Ewe 1 week before kidding

Annually 2 weeks before kidding

2ml under skin

Multiclos  (MSD)

 

 

3-4 weeks after 1st

 

3ml under skin

Multivax P

(MSD)

4-6 weeks

1 weeks

4-6 weeks after 1st

4-6 weeks before kidding

2ml under skin

Multivax P+

(MSD)

4-6 weeks

3 weeks

4-6 weeks after 1st

4-6 weeks before kidding

2ml under skin

One Shot Ultra

(Pfizer)

 

 

Ultrachoice 7 4-6 weeks after 1st

One shot ultra

1ml under skin

ORF (OBP)

 

 

 

Annually

 

Ovilis Enzovax (MSD)

Ewes from 5 months old

 

 

Every 2 years 4m before mating

2ml under skin or intramuscularly

Pasteurella Vaccine for Sheep and Goats (OBP)

(4-6 weeks)

 

4 weeks after 1st

A 3rd inj after 6 months

Annually

2ml under skin

Pulpyvax (MSD)

3 months

Not younger than 2 months

4-6 weeks after 1st

Annually 2-6 weeks before kidding

1ml under skin

Pulpyvax 1-shot (MSD)

4 months old

 

n/a

Annually 2 weeks before kidding

intramuscular

Rift valley fever Live (OBP)

6 months

Any age

 

Annually (not pregnant)

1ml under skin

RVF clone 13 (OBP)

6 months

2 months

 

Annually

1ml under skin

Sponsvax (MSD)

2 months

 

4 weeks after 1st

Annually

1 ml under skin

Supavax (MSD)

4 months

 

4 weeks (Duovax) after 1st

Annually (Supavax)

2ml under skin

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