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The When to Chart For Baby Animals

Animal Bo-Se De-Horn Castrate Dock Vaccinate De-worming


Lamb .5cc at N/A Usually Castrate and dock tails If ewe was vaccinated, start at 2 TX for
birth. between 2-4 weeks. months, boost at 3 & 4 months. If coccidia as
Give tetanus antitoxin; Ewe was not vaccinated start at 1 needed,
should be done while month, boost at 2 & 3 months, then starting as
lambs are small enough yearly. C&D antitoxin at 10 days early as 1
to restrain. (lasts 3 weeks). month.

Kid .25cc to Bucks 10 Castration can be done If doe was vaccinated, start at 2
.5cc at 14 days. at the same time as months, boost at 3 & 4 months.
birth. Does 14 days disbudding without Doe was not vaccinated start at 1 Deworm
or slightly anesthesia. month, boost at 2 & 3 months, then starting at 2
earlier if 1-4 months of age yearly. C&D antitoxin at 10 days months.
large horn anesthesia will be (lasts 3 weeks)
buds for best used. Give Tetanus What to use:
cosmetic Antitoxin. Ivermectin
results. Docking not needed Panacur
Calf 3.75cc At 2-4 weeks Banding at 2-3 weeks, If cow was vaccinated, start 8way Valbazen
per can burn surgical castration if at 2 months, boost at 3 & 4
100lbs horn buds. older. months. If cows vaccine history is
at birth. unknown start at 1 month, boost at
Docking not needed. 2 & 3 months. C&D antitoxin at 10
days. Heifers get brucellosis
between 4-12 months.
Foal Do not N/A If mare was vaccinated, start at 6 Start at 2
give inj. Average is 6 months months, boost at 7 & 9 months. If months. Do
selenium and up, though can be mare was not vaccinated certain NOT use
done earlier if both vaccines may need to be done at 3 Quest until at
testicles have months. Contact DVM. least a
descended. Less stress yearling, all
if weaning and other
castration occur dewormers
separately. are fine.
Piglet 1cc per N/A 7-10 days, no tetanus Pleuroshield at 7 weeks, booster in Injectable
40lbs at antitoxin needed. 2-3 weeks, then yearly. Ivermectin at
weaning 2 months.
When dehorned/docked or castrated at young ages, animals are easier to handle, cost is less, and they heal/recover
quicker.
The manufacture does not recommend giving injectable Selenium to pregnant animals, consult veterinarian.
Robert L. Branch, D.V.M. Bruce C. Carlisle, D.V.M.
1701 Giuntoli Lane, Arcata, California 95521 (707) 822-4885
2180 Drake Hill Road, Fortuna, California 95540 (707) 726-9262