Best Lice treatment in Winter

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Tapsmom, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. Tapsmom

    Tapsmom Active Member

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    Sep 20, 2011
    Litchfield County, CT
    Hi Everyone,
    I just picked up my new ND buck to add to my herd. He is really nice, but does have lice. He is quarantined from my herd until I can get that under control. I have used UltraBoss in the past, but it did not seem to work well. And I dont know if it is because ND are so small that the doseage is such a small amount that I cannot even run it along their whole back.
    I have also used Atraban successfully
    But that requires soaking his coat and it has been below freezing and today and tomorrow it is pouring rain. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to treat him?
    I know he has no health issues aside from that since I am very familiar with and trust the farm he came from. The cutie is pictured below.
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  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California

  3. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    I agree with Toth, the blue pour-on ivermectin is the only one that works consistently for me.
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  5. Calistar

    Calistar Well-Known Member

    I like to use CyLence, because my goats somehow ALWAYS have lice by the end of winter. I like that it's safe to use on lactating does (not that that matters for your buck!) and I've used it on ND kids as young as 3 days old.
     
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  6. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    I like Sevin dust - sprinkle on the top line and brush in.....
     
  7. Goat Whisperer

    Goat Whisperer Well-Known Member

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    Dec 3, 2018
    I have been really happy with the CyLence as well.
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Used CyLence, it seemed to stop working for us.
     
  9. Tapsmom

    Tapsmom Active Member

    288
    Sep 20, 2011
    Litchfield County, CT
    Is the pour on Ivermectrin ok for bred and lactating does? I am heading to TSC in a little bit anyways. ;-)
     
  10. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    I believe so but do check with the others.

    I recommend pour on ivermectin over other treatments.

    Although natural treatments work too, you just gotta find the right one. The only one that has seemed to work for me is VetRX. You apply it the same way as you do ivermectin.
     
  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    How far along are they?
    90 days preggo is the safe zone.
     
  12. pjlenoir7

    pjlenoir7 Member

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    Jul 17, 2019
    Meridian, MS
    Diatomaceous earth works great ... put on goat, bedding , sprinkle the barn etc
     
  13. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    DE doesn't work well and too slow.
    You have to be careful not to inhale it along with your goats.
    It never worked for my goats for lice.
     
  14. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Ditto.
     
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