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Old 09-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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Just wondering what is the most successful way to treat skin mites in goats? I have Ivomectin Pour On and lime sulphur dip. The dosing I've found so far for the pour on is 2ml/50lbs. Is this correct?

Thanks so much for any info/feedback on treating this frustrating problem!



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Old 09-12-2012, 06:25 PM   #2
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can't help with the dosage ....
I give Ivermec Plus orally to treat lice/mites.

I've also used the dog tick/flea drops with great success.



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Old 09-13-2012, 12:23 PM   #3
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Is it the Ivomectin Plus injectable that you give orally? What's the dosage? Has it been effective for mites? Also, with the dog flea/tick drops--is it Frontline? Do you use the same dosage that you do for a dog?

Thanks so much for your info! I'm really hoping to get this under control before winter hits or I'm going to have some very chilly goats!

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I use the pour on, on the skin, Ivermectin pour on or Cydectin pour on. I use it, a couple times, I think it was 21 days apart. My Nigerian kept having crusty ears and on the nose plus some flakey skin on the body, so treating her for a fungus also was needed. I think the mites caused a seconday fungal infection to take hold. Others give Ivermectin injectable, and inject it, getting good results, but I'd rather pour on some stuff instead.

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I have kids 9 weeks old, and one 5 weeks old. They have been scratching their ears and I found a red bite on the 9 week old's belly with a few black specks. Is this mites or lice? How to treat? I don't like to give injections but can if I have to

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Ivomec injectible can be given at 1cc per 40 lbs. I would inject it for mites.

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Karen is correct.most effective treatment in Ivomac injected once a week for three weeks...

1 cc per 40#

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Not sure of the effectiveness in treating a problem thats already established, but we swear by food grade Diatomaceous Earth around the farm. I dust my goats and poultry with it...and always sprinkle some around when we muck out barns or coops...have never had any type of infestation problem, as well as the fact it's a drying agent, so it will help keep the barn dryer longer.

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I'm thinking I have mights, OK not me but ALL of my goats including my 4 day & 2 week olds. Can I give them a tiny amount of injectable Ivomec or just go with a topical? 1cc per 40 lbs would be 1/5 cc for an 8 lber??

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With babies...I try not to use ivomac injected...DE is good for them put in a sock and pat them lightly, work it in. making sure to avoid mouth,nose and eyes..If the mites are bad..you can use 7 dust the same way as DE..again..very lightly..always make sure DE is food grade..it should be white powder..not grey..Equisect is good safe to use too



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