I noticed that Merial introduced a new dewormer for cattle. It is supposed to last up to 150 days on worms in cattle that are common for goats. It is called Longrange and I think it is about $50 for a 50 ml bottle. To be given Sub Q. I wonder if anyone has tried it on goats? Not having to deworm for 100 to 150 days would sure be nice.
They claim it works like a timed release med. They are claiming it is the next real breakthrough since Ivomec. Of course they only did the trials on beef cattle, but they did say they did not try it on sheep and goats. Soooo.
You know, Cydectin and Ivomec were not labeled for goats until somebody tried it and found out it worked. Even now, I think most goat breeders use pour on cydectin internally and I know that treatment is not labeled. I happen to have a daughter in law that is a vet technician and she can do fecal samples for me. I just have to get her boss to get the stuff for me.
Copied from their website. "The season-long persistent parasite control of LONGRANGE is possible because of unique THERAPHASE Technology.4 THERAPHASE Technology releases the active ingredient in LONGRANGE for an extended period after injection (at least 100 days).4
“THERAPHASE Technology creates one initial therapeutic peak of LONGRANGE quickly following the injection,” explains Dr. Dedrickson. “Beginning about 70 days after the injection, the THERAPHASE Technology releases a second burst of eprinomectin, the active ingredient in LONGRANGE. This creates a second peak of LONGRANGE and is what helps provide producers season-long control.”
LONGRANGE offers excellent efficacy against economically important parasites and hard-to-kill parasites.4,5
“The short amount of time LONGRANGE stays at sub-therapeutic levels, helps ensure the product does not select for resistance any more than products currently on the market,” explains Dr. Dedrickson."
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Yes, I saw them explain the effects in about a 30 minute show and three vets who worked for Merial. That is the reason I said it was "like a timed release" med. The insect life cycle was explained thoroughly and if what they say is true, this should work against resistance. With 100 to 150 day efficacy it should work toward reducing infestation in your pasture also. Keep in mind that most wormers only kill the worms in the animal, not the ones still incubating in the field. And the effective blood med levels drop off radically after administration. With effective levels staying in the animal, you are still killing those bugs that will incubate and be ingested. Basically, you are interrupting the life cycle of the bugs while eliminating them from the animal. Since the animal is not dropping the eggs in the pasture and the meds are killing those being ingested for 100 to 150 days, it stands to reason that your pasture infestation will be limited to only those worms that are able to survive for 100 days or more. They will survive that and much longer, but with repeated dosages in the animal, it MIGHT reduce your infestation and therefore reduce the worm pressure on your animal. At least that is what they are saying.