According to what I've read, ivermectin pour on is effective for lice and mites. I believe ivermectin has the largest safety margin of all the wormers currently available. I know I've read several articles that state it is safe up to 10X the recommended dosage. Straight ivermectin(as opposed to ivomec plus) is safe for pregnant does. I can't help you with the dosage - I've never had to worm my goats or deal with lice/mites. I don't know about rubbing it on but, if you try it, I would wear gloves because the pour on is designed to be absorbed through the skin. If it contains DMSO, chances are good that it will be absorbed through your skin, too.
Thanks I appreciate it! Yeah, gloves are a must. I'll have to stay on the kids about touching them until the stuff dries on the goats skin.
We may go ahead and dose 1cc per 22lbs. but if anyone knows an accurate dosage then I hope to find out, it's frustrating using something you aren't familiar with using.
We usually use Cylence starting in January - May, but I feel it's effective on some, and not effective on others.
We use the pour on for any heel mites. Rub in down to skin, paying attention to under dew claws. Repeat in 21 days. Usually two treatments zap it. Sometimes three.
Have never used it as a wormer, just topical.
Thanks Nancy! We dosed everyone down their topline yesterday afternoon. The 2 does that have them on their legs seem to be improving, but I'm hoping to soak their legs in some warm vinegar water today, so I can get any scabs off, clean/disinfect, then I'll rub some Ivermectin pour on onto any of the worse areas on their legs. If their legs aren't too bad, I may just try to apply more Nu-Stock.
I've used it on top lines and also on the bucks legs. I put it in a syringe and spread it like you would a dogs "advantage". Pick up the foot and put a few drops on the dew claw area. Just make sure to wear gloves and also that it gets directly on the skin, spreading the hair is necessary. I dosed at 1cc/20# I use the cattle and swine pour on.
I have treated my boys at that same dosage and have done two treatments so far, ten days apart, and will do a third and final after another ten days. This is to ensure a total break in the life cycle of the lice or mites. In my case, possible mites.