Goat Health Calendar-
|Diseases||Primary Vaccination||Repeat vaccination|
|First Injection||Booster Injection|
|1. Peste-des-Petitis||At 3 months of||Not required||Every 3 years|
|2. Foot & Mouth||At3-4 months||3-4 weeks after||Every 6/12 month interval*|
|Disease (FMD)||of age||1stInjection|
|3. Goat Pox (GP) **||At3-4 months||3-4 weeks after||Every 12 month interval*|
|of age||1st Injection|
|4. Enterotoxaemia||At3-4 months||3-4 weeks after||Every 6/12 month interval*|
|(ET)||of age||1st Injection|
|5. Haemorrhagic||At3-4 months||3-4 weeks after||Every 6/12 month interval*|
|Septicaemia (HS)||of age||1st Injection(2|
*As per the recommendations of manufacturers
Kids are naturally protected from diseases up to 3 months by proper feeding of colostrum immediately after birth.
For optimum benefits of vaccination, deworm your animals at least 15 days before vaccination
**For sheeep– replace goat pox vaccine with sheep pox vaccine
Drenching, deworming and dipping
|Diseases||Age groups||Treatment period||Recommended as feed mix|
|1. Drenching-Coccidiosis||1 – 6 months||Anticoccidial drug for 5-7 days||Amprolium @50-100 mg / Kg body weight|
|3 months and above||Twodewormings annually (pre and post monsoon)||Fenbendazole @7.5 -10 mg / Kg body weight. Additional deworming may be needed in cases of heavy parasitic load or extended rainy season|
|3. Dipping*/Ectoparasitic infestation||Any age||Pre & Post winter||As and when required Close monitoring and treatment of Shed/soil is essential to avoid re-infection|
*Avoid cold, cloudy and rainy days for dipping. Preferred time for dipping – 9 am. To 11 am.
|1. Brucellosis+||Once in a year||Positive animals need to be euthanized and buried|
|2. Johne’s disease *||6 month/once in a year,||Positive animals are to be removed from herd/ flock|
|3. Mycoplasmosis||Once in a year||Treatment with specific drugs|
|4. Mastitis||Once in a year||Treatment with specific drugs|
|5. Endo-parasites||Regular screening of fecal samples||Monitor worm load (EPG/OPG) of the animals to decide time of deworming.|
+ Screening of adult goats especially breeding bucks and breedable females. From aborted animals submit 2 serum samples (Zero day i.e., day of abortion / still births and 21 days after abortion/stillbirth).
*Preferably one month after kidding.
“At** – CIRG.” Central Institute for Research on Goats. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 May. 2017 <http://www.cirg.res.in/downloads/hcalender.pdf>.
At** – CIRG. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.cirg.res.in/downloads/hcalender.pdf
- Central Institute for Research on Goat.