Barber pole worm

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Hi all,

The vet just told me that my goats have barber pole worm. Now this is my first experience with this issue. I’m freaking out to be honest. I have a bottle of safeguard, but the vet said to go and pick up ivermectin from her, which I’m going to do in the morning.

Am I in a race with time here? Goats have 0 symptoms of anything going on. They’re active, running and jumping, eating and drinking and pooping well. They’re 10 months old now.
Cydectin (Moxidectin) Dectomax (Doramectin) Ivomec (Ivermectin barber pole worm)
  • Many eggs are shed back onto the ground while most stay in the host.
  • If the ground is dry, the larvae inside the eggs will die.
  • With warmer weather, larvae can become ingested by animals increasing worm load.
 

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That was long ago, but haven't since then. If I use anything at all now it's a bolus of garlic juice, mother ACV and raw honey but am going to try and avoid having to do even that, if I can work out this pasture management well.
Good thing we have resolutions for that now... I'm really anxious about this. A lot of animals will be affected and it's difficult to comprehend. Good job Guys!!
 

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I use the ivermectin and safe guard together....day one use both, day two and three just the safe guard...repeat in ten days ..(I have had to do it for four rounds...)
The safe guard and ivermectin has been working......so far .....but we are in parasite haven, ...we are constantly cleaning up and I am using DE and lime where they sleep and eat....
It is a constant battle here in this climate, follow your vets advice on the meds. and be extra vigilant on cleaning up the berries and soil, .....
I applied the same medicine for a span of 4 weeks. I've seen some improvements. and it seems like its getting better and better.. you guys can do the same.
 

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Hi all,

The vet just told me that my goats have barber pole worm. Now this is my first experience with this issue. I’m freaking out to be honest. I have a bottle of safeguard, but the vet said to go and pick up ivermectin from her, which I’m going to do in the morning.

Am I in a race with time here? Goats have 0 symptoms of anything going on. They’re active, running and jumping, eating and drinking and pooping well. They’re 10 months old now.
Thats good to know that they are active. but those worms are traitors and might have irreversible effects in the future.. better be cautious rather than lose the battle..
 

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Thanks, I've since treated them and they're doing great! :)
That's good to hear... I had a bad experience with that before. She died eventually... I never really knew back then that they are that deadly. and I don't really know that it's already that worse. Well... Lesson learned.
 

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That's good to hear... I had a bad experience with that before. She died eventually... I never really knew back then that they are that deadly. and I don't really know that it's already that worse. Well... Lesson learned.
So sorry for your loss. Mind sharing what led to her passing away? Was she not given meds?
 

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So sorry for your loss. Mind sharing what led to her passing away? Was she not given meds?
She was given meds. but i guess its my fault giving her the proper medication just too late of her condition its totally my fault
 
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