Rose Hill Veterinary Practice, P.C.

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Shenandoah Mountains

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Caprine Health Recommendations

Caprine Health Recommendations

These are general guidelines only. Please consult with Dr. Massie, Dr. O’Brien or Dr. Hausler to determine your goat’s specific needs.
 

Vaccinations:

-CD & T vaccine
-Initial vaccination at 8 and 12 weeks, followed by an annual booster.
-Rabies vaccine
-Initial vaccination at 12 weeks, followed by an annual booster.

(Pregnant does should receive their annual booster 30 days before their anticipated kidding date.)

Deworming Schedule:

-Kids should be dewormed every four weeks until six months of age.
-Adult deworming schedule varies with environment.  McMasters fecal test is recommended.

Hoof Trimming:

-Goats should have their hooves trimmed a minimum of twice yearly. Many goats will require more frequent trimming.

Available herd health testing:

-Tuberculosis
-Annually for accreditation, if desired.
-Brucellosis
-Annually for certification, if desired.
-Caprine Arthritis and Encephalitis.
-Caseous Lymphadenitis.

Pregnancy Testing:

-Rectal ultrasound can confirm pregnancy 35 days post breeding.
-Trans-abdominal ultrasound (more typical) can confirm pregnancy 75 –100 days post breeding.