Rabies Vaccine For Goats

Though the risk to sheep and goats is usually minimal, rabies vaccination may be considered if the flock is located in a rabies-infected area and livestock have access to wooded areas or areas frequented by raccoons, skunks, foxes, or other known carriers of rabies. Frequent interaction with livestock may be another reason to consider vaccianting.  The cost of the rabies vaccine relative to the value of the animals should be considered as well. The large animal rabies vaccine is approved for use in sheep. No rabies vaccine is currently licensed for goats. All dogs and cats on the farm should be routinely vaccinated for rabies. Producers should consult their veterinarian regarding rabies vaccination.

In order for vaccination programs to be successful, label directions must be carefully followed and vaccines need to be stored, handled, and administered properly.  Only healthy livestock should be vaccinated. It is also important to note that vaccines have limitations and that the immunity imparted by vaccines can sometimes by inadequate or overwhelmed by disease challenge With the increasing role of small ruminants in small farms and sustainable farming systems and the rapid growth of the meat goat industry, hopefully animal health companies will develop and license more vaccines for sheep and especially goats.  Scientists are currently working on vaccines to protect small ruminants against worms.

Description

Vaccine for healthy dogs, cats, cattle, sheep, goats, horses, ferrets, foxes and in principle all healthy mammals against rabies.Rabies occurs infrequently in goats but should be a consideration for animals displaying any change in behavior or sign of paralysis. Such signs could include drooling, inabililty to swallow food, depression, aggression, stupor, weakness, circling, excitation, blindness or any repetitive action. Rabies is always fatal once the animal is infected. A viral disease, rabies is transmissible to humans and all other mammals through contact with the saliva of infected animals and can be fatal if not treated aggressively. The usual route of infection is from bites by infected animals. The major reservoirs of the virus include skunks, bats, foxes and raccoons. No commercial vaccines are approved for use in goats, but vaccination is often recommended by veterinarians for rabies prevention in goats living in endemic rabies areas.

Indications


For the active immunization of healthy dogs, cats, cattle, sheep, goats, horses, ferrets, foxes and in principle all healthy mammals against rabies. It can be used for both prophylactic immunization & post bite therapy.

Dosage and Administration


1ml by subcutaneous or intramuscular injection. Shake well before use.

SpeciesAge at Primary VaccinationRevaccination
Dog & CatAfter 3 months of age *3 years**
Cattle, Horse, Sheep & GoatAfter 6 months of age *2 years**
FerretAfter 3 months of age *1 year**

Vaccination Programme: Post-Bite treatment (Post-exposure Prophylaxis)
In all species, repeated single dose of vaccine should be administrated (by the above recommended route) according to the following schedule.

Dose numberTiming
1stDay 0 (as soon as possible following bite/exposure)
2ndDay 3
3rdDay 7
4thDay 14
5thDay 28

Contra-indications:


After subcutaneous administration occasionally, a transient palpable nodule may occur at the site of injection. Generalized hypersensitivity reactions following administrations may occasionally occur. In this event administration of Adrenaline injection by subcutaneous route may be indicated.

Prices of Rabies Vaccine For Goats

$36.99 – $ 142.68

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