Suburban South Veterinary Hospital
Suburban South Veterinary Hospital

Small Ruminants


Vaccinations for Goats and sheep


Sheep and goats need annual vaccinations in the spring to help them resist infection. 

  • C&D Toxoid Vaccination - For prevention of over eating disease caused by clostridium perfringens. They can multiply, producing a deadly toxin in the digestive tract.This vaccine can be obtained in a combination with tetanus toxoid.
  • Tetanus Toxoid Vaccination - To prevent "lock jaw" caused by clostridium tetani introduced through cuts, puncture wounds or accidental shearing lacerations.
  • Rabies Vaccination.
  • Abscess Vaccination - Abscesses occur under the skin of the head and neck primarily and can develop in external lymph nodes and internal organs. Caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculoses, puss from draining abscesses is contagious and vaccinations should be considered for animals going to fairs, shows, or auctions.  This vaccine can be obtained in a combination with C & D toxoid and Tetanus toxoid.

Most vaccines are given initially in a two dose regiment about 30 days apart.  Young lambs and kids can begin their first vaccinations at three months of age.  All vaccines need to be boostered yearly, and Rabies every three years there after.



Deworming Sheep and Goats



We advise periodic fecal sampling to determine the need to deworm sheep and goats.  Many of the intestinal parasites are resistant to commonly used anthelmintics and using deworming drugs when it is not necessary encourages

resistance to develop.


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Suburban South Veterinary Hospital

1230 French Rd

Depew, NY 14043



(716) 668-0503


(716) 668-0943



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Tuesday:       7:30 am-6pm

Wednesday:   7:30 am-6pm

Thursday:      7:30 am-6pm

Friday:          7:30 am-6pm

Saturday:      7:30 am-12pm









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