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.
-CD & T vaccine
-Initial vaccination at 8 and 12 weeks, followed by an annual booster.
-Initial vaccination at 12 weeks, followed by an annual booster.
(Pregnant does should receive their annual booster 30 days before their anticipated kidding date.)
-Kids should be dewormed every four weeks until six months of age.
-Adult deworming schedule varies with environment. McMasters fecal test is recommended.
-Goats should have their hooves trimmed a minimum of twice yearly. Many goats will require more frequent trimming.
Available herd health testing:
-Annually for accreditation, if desired.
-Annually for certification, if desired.
-Caprine Arthritis and Encephalitis.
-Rectal ultrasound can confirm pregnancy 35 days post breeding.
-Trans-abdominal ultrasound (more typical) can confirm pregnancy 75 –100 days post breeding.