Baerman fecals lung worms

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Victoria, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Victoria

    Victoria New Member

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    Dec 20, 2008
    Vernonia, Oregon
    At the clinic where I work, we do baerman fecals on large and small animals when the animal looks like it has lung worms. The fecal is very difficult to do, not easy to find the flukes and we usually end up sending the sample to the lab for back-up if we don't find anything. I am not too good at them, but I want to be someday..
    So my question is this, has anyone on here ever dealt with lung worms? If so, what did you do for them? How did you know your animals had them??
    We rescued a Nubian buckling once that was near dead and he had lung worms..
    He had verminous pneumonia it was horrid, but he lived!!
    Any thoughts??
     
  2. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    I personally don't know much about lung worms - but I do know that Ivomec plus treats them - so I think most, if concerned, would just treat with that and hope for the best. At least in my opinion.
     

  3. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    Valbazen also treats them. . . .
     
  4. Victoria

    Victoria New Member

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    Dec 20, 2008
    Vernonia, Oregon
    So has anyone ever had goats with them??
     
  5. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    There are a couple on here that I know of who have dealt with them. . . . What they told me is to treat with Ivomec (or the Valbazen). I think it was one dose and then repeat in 10 days?? Not sure on that, perhaps they'll share.