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I know safeguard is, not sure on Ivomec Plus.
 

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I have seen comments here that say that Ivomec Plus is not safe as it can cause abortion, Safeguard, Panacur and plain Ivomec are safe to use during pregnancy... Valbazan is another that is not safe.
I knew Valbazen wasn't.....
I'm sorry! :shock: Cathy, (Happybleats) told me Ivomec Plus was safe.... :(
I certainly don't want to give the wrong info....
 

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People have had abortions from Ivo Plus when used in early pregnancy, there also is some chatter that plain Ivomectin can cause cleft pallet when used in early pregnancy. Moxidectin is safer IMO.
 

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If parasites are an issue that need to be tended to, it's often best to get the goat healthy before breeding. Any stress can bring out an overload but a doe who has a strong immune system can often times overcome a parasite threat.
If your doe is bred, find out what type of worm you are dealing with then treat accordingly. Giving a daily dose of chewable Vitamin C tabs can help with the immune system, a strong immunity goes a long way with many types of illness. I do worm my does within a day of delivery as that act itself can stress a does immune system, worming at this time can help get a jump on worms before they would have chance to drag a doe down.
 

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I've wormed them all repeatedly with Ivomec Plus in the last few weeks, and I'm giving Safeguard this week. They all have put on a lot of weight and look sleek and pretty now, I've been giving B Super Complex every other day and Iron once a week to get them back in condition. I'm just worried about possible issues if I worm them again.

I'll give the Safeguard and keep giving B Vitamins?
 

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That sounds good. If they absolutely need a heavier wormer in the first 100 days of pregnancy, you could use Quest horse paste for them...I'll help you dose it.
 

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What about herbal wormers?
 

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Nothing wrong with using herbal wormers, but if I were to use them it would be for maintenance after I knew my goats were not carrying heavy loads.
Also, some herbals contain ingredients that may not be ok for pregnant does... best to research before hand :)
 

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I wouldn't use Safeguard on a prego, because fenbendazole is the dog/horse name for the cattle valbazen, albendazole is the human name for the same product. Just some info from a studding vet tec. :wink:
 

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If parasites are an issue that need to be tended to, it's often best to get the goat healthy before breeding. Any stress can bring out an overload but a doe who has a strong immune system can often times overcome a parasite threat.
If your doe is bred, find out what type of worm you are dealing with then treat accordingly. Giving a daily dose of chewable Vitamin C tabs can help with the immune system, a strong immunity goes a long way with many types of illness. I do worm my does within a day of delivery as that act itself can stress a does immune system, worming at this time can help get a jump on worms before they would have chance to drag a doe down.
My dairy doe is due in 2 weeks how much and what should I worm her the day before? I'm down south and wormies r bad down here and cocci I have had issues with too so any info for my girl and babies would be great. Thanks
 
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