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Question about dewormers

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sasmith, Oct 12, 2017 at 6:09 AM.

  1. Oct 12, 2017 at 11:17 AM
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    No, but the best way to see if the dewormer you are using is working is to start with a fecal and get an EPG count
    After your full course then recheck- you want 95% reduction or better.

    Without doing EPG counts you really don't know.

    If a sheep or goat is extremely infected and anemic as well, care needs to be taken as sudden dispelling can cause other issues.
     
  2. Oct 12, 2017 at 8:54 PM
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    If you have no corral, build one from cow panels and T-posts, it will go up quick and is fairly cheap to build. I cut cow panels in half and make quick swing gates. I use hog rings to put them together. You can build a treatment chute pretty easy with cow panels. Place the first ones fairly wide apart, then narrow down to single file. A pallet at the end makes a good stop gate, drive a T-post in one end so you can swing it open or shut.

    We recently took lambs to slaughter and slapped up an cow panel loading chute and my husband backed the trailer up to it.
     
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  3. Oct 13, 2017 at 2:46 PM
    Sasmith

    Sasmith Exploring the pasture

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    Yeah those things are amazingly handy to have around. One thing I found out the hard way is if you use bolt cutters to cut them make sure you file off any sharp edges or they can cut you pretty bad.
     
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