Tetanus anti-toxin and epi dosages

Discussion in 'Goats' started by oldmcdonaldsfarm, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. oldmcdonaldsfarm

    oldmcdonaldsfarm Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to disbud some kids tomorrow and can't find what amount of tetanus anti-toxin to give them.
    Also, as a precaution I want to have some epi on hand - how much??

    It will be my first time disbudding (and they aren't even my goats!! :eek: ) so if you have any pointers please share!!
    Thanks!!
    K
     
  2. gardengoat

    gardengoat Active Member

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    I use 1/2cc of the tetanus antitoxin to disbud the young ones. On older goats that wind up getting a wound I will give anywhere from 1cc to 2cc.

    Is the same with the Epinephrine with the kids.... use 1/2cc if they had a reaction. And anywhere from 1cc to 3cc on an older goat having a reaction.
     

  3. M&G-Nubians

    M&G-Nubians Member

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    One book says 1/2cc at disbudding and another book says 1.5cc So I guess the jury is out on the actual end all do all amount. But that is two votes for 1/2cc. Don't forget the booster 4 weeks later.