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Worming product from TSC, what to use?

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Sheep' started by secuono, Jun 13, 2012.

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    secuono

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    What should I use to deworm my mini sheep?
    I'd like to deworm my 3 adults, ewes are still feeding their lambs a little.
    Is there a paste wormer I can use? Much rather something like that, in the mouth, than external or inject-able. Thanks!
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    oral is proven to be least effective..

    injection is the most effective, cheapest, and gives you the quickest kill.

    poor-on is 2nd- but you have to part the wool if using on sheep with over an inch of fleece.
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    secuono

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    So then what does TSC sell that I can use? And why are all dog/cat wormers by mouth then? :/
    I'm only used to dog/cat and horse wormers. Read a lot of mixed stuff when it comes to sheep or goats...
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    Injectable dewormers are also the ones most likely to cause a problem if you overdose (ie you don't know the sheep's weight so you guess, turns out it weighs less than you thought, and you overdosed the injectable dewormer). Oral dewormers aren't as sensitive.

    There are many available...Ivomec, Valbalzen, Cydectin, and Privermectin are the ones I can think of off the top of my head.
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    This far, I have only wormed my goats orally, using safguard, and cydectin. Thus far, I have had excellent results with my oral worming.

    Which one to use depends on what type of worms that you are combating.

    DO you see worms in the poop? Are they showing particular symptoms of being wormy? Have you had a fecal?

    Let us know why you feel the need to worm, and someone can better guide you on the most appropriate wormer.
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    When they were being shaved yesterday, I was holding their heads and checked their eye lids. They were pretty pale, but the sheep over all look fat and fine.
    There's no broad spectrum dewormer, like horse/pets have?
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    If they're anemic, they probably have barberpole worm. I would give them Cydectin.
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    I'm finding Cydectin in $80 liter, only 3 sheep, not gonna work...
    Also, one is a ram and I read somewhere that some make them sterile...

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