What vaccines are recommended for sheep?

What vaccinations should I give my sheep?

The only universally-recommended vaccine for sheep and lambs is for clostridial diseases. There are 3, 7, and 8-way vaccines. CDT provides three-way protection against enterotoxemia caused by Clostridium perfringens types C and D and tetanus (lockjaw) caused by Clostridium tetani.

When Should sheep be vaccinated?

Adult sheep vaccinated as lambs require an annual booster. Introduced adult sheep with no vaccination history must be given 2 vaccinations 4 to 6 weeks apart, then an annual booster. The annual booster for ewes should be given 2 to 6 weeks pre-lambing.

What size needle do you use for sheep?

Use an 18-gauge needle, 2-3 cm long, to inject antibiotics. In small, young lambs and young goats a smaller 20-gauge needle should be used. Volume given in the muscle should not be more than 3 mℓ per site.

Where do you give a sheep a CDT shot?

This vaccine is given subcutaneously either in the neck, axilla (armpit), over the ribs, or in the flank. All lambs should receive a total of three doses of the vaccine. For lambs born from vaccinated mothers, lambs should be given booster shots at 4 to 8 weeks of age and then again at 4 weeks later.

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How often should you worm a sheep?

Ewes should only be wormed once a year at lambing time; this will reduce the number of eggs on the pasture so that there are less for lambs to pick up. Lambs have little resistance to worms in their first grazing season but this develops with time.

When should I drench my sheep?

Lambs should be drenched a week or two before weaning. It is important that after you have drenched your sheep, they are put onto clean pasture and the old pasture spelled for as long as possible.

How much is CDT for sheep?

The recommended doses for use of these sheep, goat and cattle vaccines are 2 mL dosages for sheep and goats, and 5 mL for cattle injected SQ. Repeat the use of these sheep, goat and cow vaccines in 21-28 days, booster annually.

What vaccines does a goat need?

Recommended Vaccination

The vaccine commonly known as “CDT” or “CD&T” is a vaccination for Clostridium perfringens type C + D and tetanus. This is the vaccine that everyone raising goats should use. The label directions should be followed closely, including those for handling and storage.

What vaccines should I give my goats?

Just what vaccines do your goats need to be healthy? Well, most veterinarians recommend that, at a minimum, you vaccinate goats for clostridium perfringens types C and D and tetanus (CDT).

How much dectomax do you give a sheep?


Administer DECTOMAX® injectable solution at a dosage rate of 200 µg/kg doramectin (1 ml/50 kg) body mass or for sheep only 300 µg/kg doramectin (1,5 ml/50 kg) body mass. For easy reference, see table below.

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Where do you inject Ivomec in sheep?

IVOMEC Classic Injection for Cattle and Sheep should be given only by subcutaneous injection, using aseptic precautions, at the recommended dosage level of 200 mcg ivermectin per kg bodyweight under the loose skin in front of, or behind, the shoulder in cattle and in the neck in sheep.