Question We have three Nigerian dwarfs that I would like to give CD&T to. 2 of them are 4 years old and one is 3 years old. All are very healthy, no health issues, my questions is: they each had CD&T prior to leaving their previous farm - when each were young, because it has been 2-3 years or so since their last vaccine do they get just an annual booster for CD&T, or because they haven't had those annual boosters do they need to be treated differently?
Answer Sorry for such a delay in answering, I was out of internet range. Re CDT toxoid, a yearly booster once they are 1 year of age is advised. So would just catch everyone up on a booster of 2 cc. Then give them an annual booster of 2 cc once a year. If they get a cut or wound I always advise giving another booster to keep them away from tetanus (T). Also, if they are does and you plan to breed them, then a 2 cc booster at 4 weeks prior to kidding is advised to give the kid goats passive immunity once they are born. Hope that helps - Donna
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