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familyfarmer567

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Hey all. New here and new to lambing. I miscalculated the due dates of two of my ewes and they did not have CDT vaccines long enough to give immunity to the babies. I know have twin ram lambs that are coming to 1 week of age and I cannot find antitoxin anywhere. It's back ordered from everywhere I've looked. My question.... Would you go ahead and dock or delay until after they have been vaccinated at 4 weeks? Is there any other alternative??? Thank you in advance.
 

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Dock them now. Waiting until they are month old to dock just makes an uncomfortable procedure worse.

You can give a CD&T shot now, but there’s not much point since it will take 2 weeks for any antibodies to develop.
 

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