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Old 09-17-2013, 09:33 PM   #11
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Yes like fleas are the source of tape in dogs and cats..mites is the source of tape in goats.. Be sure to rake up any poo with tape or tape eggs in them...



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What are you actually seeing in his poo? If it's the rice shaped segments, those are egg pouches NOT tapeworms. When you actually get the worms to detach they will be very long and mucusy. Tapeworms do not hatch inside the body. To get rid of them, you must get rid of the mites that are their host.
It's tapeworms. They are long and mucusy.


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Yes like fleas are the source of tape in dogs and cats..mites is the source of tape in goats.. Be sure to rake up any poo with tape or tape eggs in them...
Do I need to treat for mites?
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It would be a good idea...I owuld use ivomec 3 times one week apart works for mites...1 cc per 40# Sub Q.. the enviorement needs to be cleaned as well..since mites can live a few days off the host..If their is bald ichy raw spots the the infestation is bad and a powder or spray may be helpful along with the ivomec...

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It would be a good idea...I owuld use ivomec 3 times one week apart works for mites...1 cc per 40# Sub Q.. the enviorement needs to be cleaned as well..since mites can live a few days off the host..If their is bald ichy raw spots the the infestation is bad and a powder or spray may be helpful along with the ivomec...
He doesn't have any bald or raw spots. I hadnt seen any worms in his poo for a few days but today he had them all over his butt and in his poo. I thought they would be gone by now. I've never dealt with this kind of thing before.
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Yah...looks like hes still dealing with them ...when was his last treatment...?

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Yah...looks like hes still dealing with them ...when was his last treatment...?
It was on 9-15. Hubby went ahead and gave another dose just now. I'm not having any problems out of the other goats but should I go ahead and give them some?
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The mites that carry tapes aren't on your animal. They are the mites that cause grass rash when you lay in the grass. The goats eat them when they graze too close to the ground or they can be in your hay.
During the winter, putting your next bale of hay out where it can freeze and kill them will help a lot. Spraying your hay storage area while it's empty helps also. We throw handsfuls of trace mineral salt on the hay as we are storing it. Does 2 things. Keeps the hay from heating up and molding and drives the mites away.
Doing a tapeworm prevention program will help them build immunity as a kid. Mostly adult goats fight them off with no problem once they have built immunity.

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So if I understand the previous threads you treat with a specific type of wormer (valbazen, panacure, zimectrin gold) to get rid of the internal worms and THEN also treat for the mites which are external?

Isn't that a lot of wormer for the goats? What do you do to help the goats deal with all these chemicals?

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The mites that carry tapes aren't on your animal.
Interesting, ive never heard this ...I only know three kinds of mite, all three are on the goats...what kind are the ones in the hay?

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So if I understand the previous threads you treat with a specific type of wormer (valbazen, panacure, zimectrin gold) to get rid of the internal worms and THEN also treat for the mites which are external?

Isn't that a lot of wormer for the goats? What do you do to help the goats deal with all these chemicals?
For tape you need a white wormer..you need to treat for three days in a row..for mites, you need an injectable wormer..in real bad cases some recommend the help of external dusting or sprays, usually the ivomec injected does the job, once a week for 3 weeks...Other worms are treated once unless its heavy loaded then some do a 3 times 10 days apart, other wise best to worm only as needed..fecals are our best defence against worms so we only worm against the parasite our goats carries..
If I have a goat with Barpole worm and mites..the mite treatment will take care of both....ect...I agree with your worry about chemical build up..this is why we always encourage worm only as needed and dont underdose ..dont feed medicated feed ect...


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