Goats and other Small Ruminants

Dr. Hendrick is quickly becoming known as the “Goat Doc!” She has clients coming from all over the area for her to help them with their goats, from developing a worming schedule to performing c-sections on Does in trouble. There is never a dull moment at Kurten Vet during Kidding season!

Goats

  • De-horning- cosmetic, kids, and goats
  • Deworm
  • Castration
  • Lab work
  • C-sections
  • Suturing of injured goats
  • X-rays performed of injured goats
  • (Vaccinate with CD -T  = clostridium perfringens type C & D and  c. tetani)
  • Kids from unimmunized dams – vaccinate at 1-3 weeks of age, 3 weeks apart
  • Kids from immunized dams – vaccinate at 1-3 weeks of age, repeat twice at 3-4 week intervals
  • Adults – vaccinate yearly with CD-T

Special considerations:

  • Vaccinate pregnant does in the last month of gestation.
  • Vaccinate breeding does for chlamydia and campylobacter before breeding and repeat in mid gestation
  • Vaccinate for rabies and leptospirosis in endemic areas.

Sheep

  • Lambs from immunized dams – vaccinate 1 to 2 months for for clostridium species. Repeat at 4 weeks.
  • Lambs from non-immunized dams – vaccinate at 1 to 3 weeks, repeat twice at 3-4 week intervals.
  • Special considerations: rabies, leptospirosis, campylobacter and chlamydia species in endemic areas.
  • Vaccinate campylobacter and chlamydia abortion in mid- gestation.
  • Vaccinate clostridium species in last month of gestation.
  • Castration
  • Deworm
  • Fecal floats
  • Lab Work
  • Dehorn