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Goat Health Calendar-For prevention and management of important goat diseases – Kisan Suvidha
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Goat Health Calendar-For prevention and management of important goat diseases

Goat Health Calendar-For prevention and management of important goat diseases

Goat Health Calendar-

Vaccination

Diseases Primary Vaccination Repeat vaccination
First Injection Booster Injection
1. Peste-des-Petitis At 3 months of Not required Every 3 years
Ruminants (PPR) age
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
dosesat1 month
interval)

*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
2. Deworming

Endoparasitic infection

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.

 

Goat Screenings

Diseases Period Recommendations
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.

Source-

MLA

“At** – CIRG.” Central Institute for Research on Goats. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 May. 2017 <http://www.cirg.res.in/downloads/hcalender.pdf>.

APA

At** – CIRG. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.cirg.res.in/downloads/hcalender.pdf

  • Central Institute for Research on Goat.

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