Thank-you Vickie & a question : LUSENET : Dairygoats : One Thread

A big thank you to Vickie McGaugh for posting "Drawing blood is child's play" I read that and studied the pictures and read it again! Went out and drew blood all by myself! Boy was it easy! Granted I did it on my sweetest doe and she was so good. I highly recomend anyone try. It was very, very easy. And very satisftying know I can do it myself! Now for the question - I bought the Covexin 8 to give to my pregant does. The lable say 5ml SQ for sheep. Is that the correct dose for goats also? And can you give the Covexin 8 to kids at 4 weeks at 5 ml? Or should I use the CD/T.

-- Pamela Smith (, February 14, 2002


Where is this posted?...I watched my vet friend do it and it sure was easy for her, but it never occurred to me that I could learn how!

-- mary (, February 14, 2002.

Here's the url -

-- Pamela Smith (, February 14, 2002.

Your welcome Pam, I also have changed how I draw blood after looking at that. I always went at it from the side like my vet and honestly had about a 50 50 chance of missing at least a couple of times, the poor goat! But with this head pointing up technique, other than I have to have someone to help, which after having goats for 15 years is hard to find :) it is so much easier!

Unless you have been diagnosed with malignant edema/gangrenous mastitis/blackleg in your herd or in your area, than just use CD&T. Yes you use the sheep dosage of the Covexin 8, just didn't think it was 5cc. It is what we used years back, because everyone else was, my bloodline of Nubians had a very hard time with it given subq and it made horrible abscess, that we had to have cut out a few times. Told that story before :) Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh TX (, February 14, 2002.

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