Barberpole Treatment

Discussion in 'Beginners Goat Raising' started by DaGoatandPugLady, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. DaGoatandPugLady

    DaGoatandPugLady Active Member

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    Nov 19, 2018
    Fort Worth, TX
    I have Safeguard and Ivermectin injectable on hand. Would the correct dose be 4x dose on back of Safeguard and 1 ml Ivermectin ORALLY?

    Then repeat in 10 days?
     
  2. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    What form of safeguard is it? If goat safeguard I think it’s 1cc per 5lbs. and ivermectin orally at 1cc per 33lbs.

    Repeat in 10 days.
     
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  3. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Liquid safeguard is 1cc per 10 lbs. Gel safeguard is 3 times the horse dose.

    Ivomec is 1cc per 30 lbs orally.
     
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  4. IHEARTGOATS

    IHEARTGOATS Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    Zebulon, NC
    Liquid Safegard (the kind specifically for goats) 1cc per 10lbs for at least 3 days straight. Preferably 5 days straight.
    And, you need to be accurate on your weight.
     
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  5. Lorena

    Lorena New Member

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    Jun 17, 2018
    Is it alright if you can put up some pictures so I can see if we have the same bottles?
     
  6. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Goat specific safeguard is 1 cc per 5 pounds. Not going to touch barberpole.
    Do not give injectable ivomec orally if goat is anemic. Injected us 1 cc per 40 pounds. You can do oral for 10 day booster.
     
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  7. DaGoatandPugLady

    DaGoatandPugLady Active Member

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    Nov 19, 2018
    Fort Worth, TX
    Every ones response is different. Which is it! Haha, sheesh this stuff is too confusing!
     
  8. jschies

    jschies Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2014
    There aren't many studies done on goats and not many vets who will work on them. Also the parasites in one place aren't exactly the same as those at another place. So you have to just pick a treatment and keep good notes on meds and your observations.
     
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  9. Jessica84

    Jessica84 Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    California
    Does ivermectin work for barber pole? I didn’t think it did
     
  10. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Yes it is very effective. However, like so many of our dewormers, Some are seeing a resistance to ivomec. Its important to do fecals after treatment to be sure ita getting the job done
     
  11. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Jschies is spot on. We rely on the experience of other goat owners. Very few meds are tested on goats. And each area is different. However dose should be the same but for every 5 people you ask, you may get 5 difference doses. Do lots of reading, cross reference and decide what is best for your herd. For ex: if you choose to use 1 cc per 10 pounds of the safeguard..do fecals 10 days after to see if it worked..if not use 1 cc per 5 pounds next time. It can rake time to see qhat works for your herd.
     
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  12. IHEARTGOATS

    IHEARTGOATS Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    Zebulon, NC
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  13. IHEARTGOATS

    IHEARTGOATS Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    Zebulon, NC
    Different people have different protocols. Some people say that Safegard doesn't work. It works for us. I've never had a goat die from worms and I've got a 10 year old doe due to kid in a few weeks for her 9th freshening who looks like a million bucks. So, I'm going to stick with what has worked for us. If it stops working, I guess I will try something different.
     
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  14. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    If always used properly, we can preserve our dewormer efficacy well.
     
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  15. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    We all have our own ways of treating.

    What works for one may not work for the other. ;)