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Deworming

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by Kalimak, May 8, 2019.

  1. May 8, 2019
    Kalimak

    Kalimak Overrun with beasties

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    What is the Safeguard dewormer dose for doelings? They're about 2 months old.
     
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    I use same amount as recomend for adults., ......... on adults i dose i double the recomended amount. (Per my vet recommendation )
     
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    We give 1cc per 10 lbs.
     
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    B&B Happy goats

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    I am going to follow OFA dosage, as my vet doesn’t raise goats.....and you and I live in Florida, parasite heaven.
    I use two diffrent wormers at the same time, this spring it was SafeGuard and Ivomec, repeated in ten days...both given orally
     
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    Remember it must be given 3 days consecutively. This is how this dewormer works, it is basically a glucose inhibitor.
    When not used properly this is what builds resistance.

    Do not deworm if load is low- have a fecal run.
    2 month old goats should not have parasites.

    You are more likely to have coccida on goats this age and dewormers do not work on coccidia.
     
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    Kalimak

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    Thanks a lot.
     
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    Kalimak

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    Thanks. My goats don’t have any signs or symptoms. I just want to do preventative treatment. Or should I not?
     
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    Kalimak

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    Thanks. That’s true, I’m concerned after the amount of rain we got the other day with the storm...
     
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    No, this is how resistance is built.
    Deworm ONLY when the parasitic numbers are high enough to where they are affecting the goat.
    This 2 articles may give more insight and help you understand "numbers".
    1 article is broken in to 2 parts.
    https://www.backyardherds.com/resources/understanding-famacha-fecal-analysis.56/

    https://www.backyardherds.com/resources/the-mcmasters-method-fecal-analysis.55/
    https://www.backyardherds.com/resources/mcmasters-method-fecal-analysis-part2.57/
     
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    Ok thanks a lot.
     
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