It is generally advised that all goats be vaccinated against overeating disease (enteroxemia) and tetanus. Both of these diseases are caused by clostridial bacteria present in animals and the environment. Goats kept on marginal pastures and/or not fed grain may be at much lower risk for overeating disease, but they are susceptible to tetanus. Vaccines used for these diseases usually provide protection for both diseases. These combination vaccines simplify herd preventive health programs and decrease costs.
The Covexin 8 Vaccine protects healthy cattle and sheep against 8 clostridial organisms including CI. Chauvoei, CI. Septicum, CI. Novyi Type B, CI. Haemolyticum (known elsewhere as CI. Novyi Type D), CI. Tenani and CI. Perfringens Types C and D. Can be used subcutaneously (SQ) or intramuscularly (IM) for cattle and should be used subcutaneously for sheep.
Overeating disease is also known as enterotoxemia. It is an acute and often fatal disease affecting goats of all ages. The disease tends to be more deadly in young kids, and often in those which are the heaviest or fastest gaining. Overeating disease is caused by the bacteria Clostridium perfringens types C and D. These bacteria are commonly found in the soil, and are also present in the intestines of most normal goats. The deadly action of these clostridial bacterial organisms is related to the bacteria’s ability to produce toxins which cause shock and nervous symptoms (type D), or that cause inflammation of the lining of the gut and diarrhea with blood (type C).
Under appropriate conditions, the clostridial bacteria in the gut rapidly grow to high levels and produce and release their deadly toxins. Most conditions favoring clostridial bacterial growth are related to access to a grain or “rich” feed, especially when the animal is not accustomed to the feed. Sudden access to grain or a richer diet or any dietary changes, especially to a “richer” diet, favors clostridial bacterial growth in the intestines. Changes in feeding programs must be gradual, with a week or two or more allowed for a change from one type of feed to another. It is also important to avoid over-consumption by kids, for example, after they have become excessively hungry.
Features of Covexin 8 For Goats
Shown to be effective for the vaccination of healthy cattle and sheep against disease caused by Clostridium chauvoei, C. septicum, C. novyi Type B, C. haemolyticum (known also as C. novyi Type D), C. tetani and C. perfringens Types C and D.7-way blackleg including red water, plus tetanus protection for cattle and sheep. For prevention of Clostridium chauvoei, septicum, novyi, perfringens Types C & D, haemolyticum (bacillary hemoglobinuria/red water) and tetani. Give cattle 5 ml IM or SQ. Repeat in 6 weeks and once annually. Calves vaccinated before 3 months of age should be revaccinated at weaning or 4-6 months of age. Give sheep 5 ml SQ, followed by a 2 ml SQ dose in 6 weeks and once annually.
Benefits of Covexin 8 For Goats
- Clostridial combination vaccine for use in healthy cattle and sheep
- Protects against Blackleg, Malignant Edema, Red Water and Black Disease
- Also protects against Tetanus, Enterotoxemia and Enteritis
- Killed vaccine, no mixing required
- 21 day slaughter withdrawal time
For the vaccination of healthy cattle and sheep as an aid in the prevention of diseases caused by Clostridium chauvoei, C. septicum, C. novyi Type B, C. haemolyticum (known also as C. novyi Type D), C. tetani and C. perfringens Types C and D.
Immunity is also provided as an aid in the prevention of diseases caused by the beta and epsilon toxins of an additional organism, C. perfringens Type B. Although C. perfringens Type B is not a significant problem in North America (US), immunity is derived from a combination of Type C (beta) and Type D (epsilon) C. perfringens fractions.
Sheep Dosage: Inject 5 mL subcutaneously followed by a 2 mL dose in 6 weeks. Revaccinate annually with 2 mL prior to lambing. Vaccination should be scheduled so that pregnant ewes receive their second vaccination or annual booster two to six weeks before lambing commences in the flock. Lambs should be given their primary course beginning at 10 to 12 weeks of age.
Cattle Dosage: Inject 5 mL subcutaneously or intramuscularly, repeated in 6 weeks. Revaccinate annually with 5 mL prior to periods of extreme risk or parturition.
Store at 2°-7°C. Do not freeze. Use entire contents when first opened. Dispose of containers and all unused vaccine according to local biohazardous waste disposal regulations. Transient swelling may occur post-vaccination. Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter. Anaphylactoid reactions may occur following use. Antidote: Epinephrine.
Prices of Covexin 8 For Goats
$12.79 – $50.10