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Topic: tetanus antitoxin dose  (Read 2299 times)
Goat Genius
Posts: 951

South Central Texas

« on: May 21, 2011, 08:59:46 PM »


I'm sure this is somewhere already but would you mind telling me again what the dosage is for the tetanus antitoxin for a 3 week old nigerian dwarf? I know his mom didn't have the CD&T vaccine.  I didn't give him the antitoxin prior to disbudding a couple of weeks ago but he has now scraped off the horn bud scab and it is bleeding.  I should have done it when he was originally disbudded but I do worry about them having that shock from the vaccine.  I wish I had.  I don't want to take that chance now.  Thanks you guys.

Goat Genius
Posts: 2497

« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 05:13:08 AM »

C&D Antitoxin - Over-the-counter product that can be safely used for many problems. Severe diarrhea in very young kids, toxicity situations in which the goat is frothing at the mouth, one of the products administered to combat Floppy Kid Syndrome . . . these are a few of the applications of this very versatile product which is almost impossible to overuse. This product provides short-term protection (just a few hours) but works quickly towards solving the immediate problem. Young kids should receive a minimum of 3 cc sub-cutaneously (SQ) up to three times a day; adults should receive 10-15 cc, depending upon size of the animal. C&D Antitoxin negates any protection previously given by CD/T vaccine. Therefore, the producer must wait for at least five days after completion of C&D Antitoxin therapy and re-vaccinate the animal with the initial CD/T injection and the booster 30 days thereafter. This is extremely important to remember. Must be stored under refrigeration.

Here is the link to the dosage page on GB it is a sticky in the vet clinic


A & N Lazy Pond Farm, a small Boer Goat farm in East Tennessee
Goat Genius
Posts: 17479

Southern Louisiana

« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 06:42:45 AM »

Sheep and swine: give 5,000-12,500 units.
1500 units = 1 single dose.

Also approved for Goats:
Colorado serum recommends using one 1,500 unit vial per goat regardless of size/age for prevention and higher levels (3x and higher) for treatment.
For treatment administer 10,000 to 50,000 units to horses and cattle and 3,000 to 15,000 units to sheep and swine.  Animals that suffer slow healing puncture wounds or deep abrasions should be given a second dose of antitoxin in seven (7) days and additionally as considered necessary.

If you call your Vet you can get a single dose vile of Tetanus Antitoxin. 

~ Birdie ~
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