Ridin' The Range
- Feb 4, 2019
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- Brevard County, Florida
I agree. She needs the second injection to receive the full immunity for the three potential infections. I would think NOT doing the 2nd injection would be akin to not taking a full course of antibiotics. You could end up with more potent (untreatable) infection.I'm no pro, and it's ultimately your choice but I'd advise probably not skipping the booster in 3-4 weeks. You've already had her body do half the work, she's almost done being "CDTed" for the year, and next year she will only have to do it once if you finish it now. But whatever you wind up doing, she will recover from this abscess.
Thank you, I will give it to her then. But in a different spot of course. And will rub it because I don’t think my friend did that..
I agree. She needs the second injection to receive the full immunity for the three potential infections. I would think NOT doing the 2nd injection would be akin to not taking a full course of antibiotics. You could end up with more potent (untreatable) infection.
I use the BAR VAC CD/T vaccine, by Boehringer Ingelheim. I have never had a lump, for my goats . . . Until the last dose, which I gave to April. It was a new bottle. I cleaned the site with a saturated alcohol wipe, that I make with pieces of fresh/clean paper towel. I did not rub the spot last time. So, I wonder if that could have had something to do with that? Although I have read that some goat and sheep owners say they rub the injection site and still get a lump.
When I worked as a nurse, I always rubbed the injection site, to distribute the med in the tissue and not leave a pocket of med, to irritate tissue. It also prevents the med from leaking out the hole made by the needle. I gave Calendula her one month CDT injection last night. Before the injection, I used a paper towel (1/2 of a half sheet folded) saturated alcohol wipe, and rubbed it really well afterwards. It did not leave a lump.