Posted by Helene on February 15, 2002 at 15:37:05:
In Reply to: Re: Does anyone give Blackleg Vaccinates posted by GoatWorld on February 15, 2002 at 11:23:56:
I did some quick research and came up with the following :
Here is a few good articles describing Blackleg
I also found this info that I copied and pasted below found on Goatworld at: http://www.goatworld.com/articles/vacprogram.shtml
What vaccine should I use?
1. Clostridium Perfringens Types C and D +Tetanus Toxoid in one vaccine, against overeating disease and tetanus. This vaccine is labeled for goats.
2. Multivalent clostridial vaccine ( 8-way vaccine) One example of a multiway clostridial vaccine, labeled for sheep, is Covexin8. Covexin8 is more reactive and may cause a higher incidence of adverse reaction at the injection site. Covexin8 may preferably be used in herds which have had problems with blackleg and malignant edema (gas gangrene). Although blackleg and malignant edema are common and costly infections in sheep and cattle, they are very uncommon in goats.
I have also listed the indications I found on the bottle of my Bar Vac CD/T
Recommended for the vaccination of healthy, suseptible sheep. goats and cattle against enterotoxemia and tetanus caused by the toxins of Clostridum Clostridium perfringens Types C and D ad Clostridium tetant. Alhtough CI perfringens Type B is not a significant problem in the U.S.A., immunity may be provided against the beta and epsilon toxins elaborated by CI perfringens Type B. This immunity is derived from the combination of Type C (beta) and Type D (epsilon) fractions.
(totally confused by the way, which is not that hard to accomplish..)
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