CL Bacterin Vaccine is for use in healthy goats, 3 months of age or older, as an aid in the prevention of Pyogranulomas/Caseous Lymphadenitis caused by Corynebacterium Pseudotuberculosis. Read More
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CL Bacterin Vaccine for Goats
Corynebacterium Pseudotuberculosis Bacterin
For use in healthy goats, 3 months of age or older, as an aid in the prevention of Pyogranulomas/Caseous Lymphadenitis caused by Corynebacterium Pseudotuberculosis.
Shake well and inject 1 mL SQ in the side of the neck. Give a 2nd dose 14 days after the first on the opposite side of the neck.
May cause local swelling.
Do not inject into the muscle, may cause carcass trim.
60-day slaughter withdrawal.
NOT approved for lactating goats.
NOTE:This vaccine is temperature sensitive, and we HIGHLY recommend that it be shipped Next Day Air.
- Brand: Texas Vet Labs
- Form: Injectable
- Prevention Type: Caseous Lymphadenitis (CL)
I've started giving my goats this vaccine as a preventative measure since I have so many goat customers coming to my farm. The vaccine leaves an injection site lump on almost all of those vaccinated. However, no other issues with the vaccine. I have no way of knowing yet how effective it is.
"useful but imperfect"
i use it twice a year on the youngsters...it helps...it reduces the severity of the disease by 60 to 70 per cent in the herd....but the disease is always present in reduced frequency and intensity and the product is helpful but not curative....the disease smoulders on ....but i continue to use the vaccine regularly.
First time using, time will tell .
"hoping for the best"
I agonized over deciding if I wanted to start a CL vaccination program within my meat goat herd - after reviewing any/all information about the vaccine and getting as many opinions from seasoned breeders that do vaccinate, this is what I have experienced thus far: 1. The bottle is a cloudy white (same as the vaccine) so its VERY hard to see how much vaccine is left in the bottle when you are getting to the bottom. 2. I only got 19 doses out of a 20 dose vial. 3. It is VERY thick so for drawing up and injecting, you need to use a large needle (at least a 18g) for better ease. 4. Every goat I injected (SQ in the side of the neck as indicated by the directions) had some type of localized reaction - a few even had 'fist' sized nodules that have become very firm. 5. As the directions indicate, doses are 2 weeks apart, the first dose I gave, none of my goats seemed bothered by the vaccine (besides the firm swelling) but the second dose, I have 2 goats that seem lethargic as a secondary reaction. I guess in the end, these 'issues' are minor compared to actually having to deal with a CL infected herd - but I wanted to address the issues I had with this vaccine.
i have used this vaccine before and i use it twice a year regularly. I have a herd of 100 goats. It reduces the frequency and size of the abscesses. It is not completely effective...even with vaccine there are always a few goats with a neck or groin abscess any time you look. But the incidence is significantly reduced. I'd say the improvement is 70 - 80% better.
"CL Vaccine Reactions"
I have been using this vaccine for two years. We get the reaction abscesses about 20% of the goats so we have been going to giving the injection under the arm to avoid a visible scar on show animals from the abscess. the last round of 30 doelings every one developed large ( golfball to baseball size knots that have pretty much caused a whole penfull of limping lame goats. Some showed up within two days others have come later. Almost time to give the second booster so we'll have to give this one in the neck or over the ribs so they can recover. Like I said this is the first of this reaction. We have limited CL on our farm but still have some goats come up with abscesses after being vac multiple time. I will keep using as I think its the only real alternative but know their are side effects.
"CL vaccine by Texas Vet Lab"
An abscess that results from giving this vaccine is NOT a CL abscess. This is a killed bacterum. It cannot cause an active CL abcess. You folks who believe otherwise don't understand how vaccines work. You WILL most likely get an injection-site abscess with this vaccine. This means that the goat's body is reacting positively to the vaccine and creating antibodies. My herd was used in 2011 to test this vaccine. I know what I am talking about. Read my articles on this vaccine in the Dec 2015 issue of MeatGoatMania.
Last year I vaccinated and had some injection site swelling...this year almost to a one my goats developed an abscess at the site. I used sterile technique as well as a new needle and syringe for each goat. So all have demonstrated a caseous abscess to one extent or another. Several needed lanced. If no more after this it was worth it, but if they continue I made a mistake using this vaccine...here's hoping!
I was excited at first to finally have a vaccine for CL. I have vaccinated for 3 years now. Mostly get swelling at injection site. I have had several Boer X does that I vaccinated the first 2 years, then this past third year they got CL-type of abscesses in their jaw areas - AFTER 2 years of vaccines. SO, are they safe or are they infected? I called manufacturer and was told this vaccine is only effectiver 70-80% of the time.
I have a dozen goats. Four showed abcesses. 1 year later there have not been any abcesses appear. I vaccinate all my goats whether I am keeping or selling. If I have the opportunity a new animal is vaccinated with this product before I bring to my farm. A couple does had injection swellings. One has a dime sized spot that did not go away but a small price to pay. As my herd grows so does my use of this product. Very apprecitive to have a good product to use.
"Worth the adverse side effects"
I have had a chronic CL problem on my farm for about 8 years. I tried this vaccine this year and made it to the boosters. So far, I have not had a single Abscess in 12 months. I am a believer. 60 goats vaccinated so it must work!
"Unsure of results"
I've used this vaccine for three season and almost all my animals end up with injection site abcesses. I clean the injection site well and make sure I get it SQ. Still, they get an abcess.
"Happy with results"
Vaccinated 50 does on the right side of their necks. Each goat got it's own syringe/needle. No fevers, lamness, or abscesses. A few does had swelling at injection site. Most of which had cleared up already. Gave booster on left side of necks and experienced the same results. The does that swelled the first time swelled the second. But, no sickness.
Seven does and one whether, all 5 mos. old, were vaccinated. All but one doe developed a large lump at the injection site, some lumps were worse than others. One doe developed a limp (lameness in the front leg) on the same side as the injection site which has almost resolved now, 2 weeks later. The 2nd dose is due tomorrow.
I have 70 goats and have used this product every 6 months for several years. The CL incidence has gone down markedly, but not to zero. It used to be 85% infected with 50% or more several big bad lesions....it now runs about 15% infected and most with less than 3 small lumps. Definite improvement.