Spring shots?

February 6th, 2009

My philosophy is not to bother the sheep more then needed.  Thus I vaccinate everyone each Spring with CD-T when the shearer is here (note: I shear 2-3 weeks before the lambs are due).  This provides some protection to the lambs through the placenta/milk.

I vaccinate the lambs roughly at 5 weeks and 7 weeks of age and then they are good for a year, needing only rabies later on.

Normally, I worm the ewes the day they lamb— when I do ear-tags and tail dockings (day #1 of the lambs’ life).  Then I leave them alone for a day or two, just hay and clean water.  Everyone gets acquainted then out they go into the big [bad] world.

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