What do you all recommend for barber pole treatment?
How many worm infestations have you dealt with/how many goats lost to worms with this method?Hey! Since you are in Ft Worth, let me save you some time and money. Ivermectin and Safeguard will not work here due to the over use of them. Our deworming routine goes like this: Every 30 days we do hoof care. We have 32 goats so it is a full 8 hr day. We check their hoofs and trim them, treat all with Kopertox. Kopertox helps heal any damage, thrush and other stuff but it also seals hoofs. This is very important because Kopertox helps prevent worms from burrowing into their hoofs. This has been an incredible helpful thing in getting and keeping our herd healthy.
We check every goats FAMACHA. Anything 3 and over, we treat. We use a different dewormer every month....from a different class of dewormers. Valbazen is a white dewormer. It is the only one that kills Tapeworms effectively, completely or in segments. So in Jan we give a Copper Bolus, which kills Barber Pole for about 6 months but we will also give our herd a dose of Long Range. This dewormer lasts about 4 months and kills several worms, including Barber Pole and Brown Stomache worms.
In February, during hoof care,
we only treat 3's and up. We use either Pyrental or Cydectin. If we have a 5 FAMACHA, we give them a dose of Quest. Quest is a serious dewormer and is a last resort kind of deal.
March, same thing but we use the one we didnt use in February.
Then month by month we do this. In April we give them another shot of Long Range and in June we do another Copper Bolus.
In August they get Long Range again.
In Sept and Oct we give them pumpkins with the seeds because the seeds, unshelled help kill Barber Pole naturally.
Several dewormers are not ok to use on Pregnant or nursing Mom's.
Valbazen can cause abortion in the first couple of months of a pregnancy.
Hope this is helpful!