Deworming a Pregnant Goat

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by tracyqh, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. tracyqh

    tracyqh New Member

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    Aug 9, 2010
    Ohio
    My one girlie that is due Feb 19th and just looks alittle rough for my comfort. I have copper boluses for her but have not gave them yet. I was wondering about deworming her, but don't want anything bad to happen. Any suggestions would be greatly appriciated. Thanks in advanced.
     
  2. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    All I did was 1cc of Ivomec injectible (I did it Sub-Q) for all my goats, pregnant or not.

    Of course, I'd had a fecal done, too, and they were all fairly clear, just a minor roundworm infestation.
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Can you get a fecal done on her? If we had that.... we would know...what type of worm to treat..... :wink:
    If you can't....
    For regular worm types...it is safe to give Ivomac injectable.... down the throat..... safe for pregnant goats...I give 1cc per 33 lbs... to my boer goats...Please note... don't get ...or give "Ivomac plus to preggo goats......
     
  4. tracyqh

    tracyqh New Member

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    Aug 9, 2010
    Ohio
    Thanks!!! The copper boluses should be okay, right?
     
  5. Desert Viking Ranch

    Desert Viking Ranch New Member

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    Jan 17, 2011
    Arizona
    What is the difference between Ivomec and Ivomec Plus concerning pregnant does? I gather "regular" Ivomec is safe for pregnant does and was wondering why the Plus wasn't - I don't want to buy the wrong treatment by mistake. For all other uses I was under the impression the Ivomec Plus was the right stuff to use.

    I have also been told that you should always administer SC as orally causes the medication to pass through the digestive system too quickly. Is that true?
     
  6. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    I do believe it's the "Plus" part. Ivomec Plus has an added wormer to treat liver flukes, and isn't safe for pregnant does.

    I also know a guy who gives SafeGuard year-round, but that's not something I'd really do...I prefer rotating my wormers.
     
  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    The boluses not sure it is so hard to determine how much one should have....I personally am afraid of overdosing it....

    TheMixedBag...is absolutely correct.... :wink: :thumb: