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So I noticed a couple of Racheals legs are missing hair a little bit and has some scabs. Is this mites? Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!!

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How old is this goat?

Yes, it is mites.

Scrape off all the scabs and put Nu-stock on those area's, go by instructions. Use it until it looks gone and hair in growing back.

Also, you can use Ivomec pouron along the topline. 1 cc per 20 lbs.
 

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How old is this goat?

Yes, it is mites.

Scrape off all the scabs and put Nu-stock on those area's, go by instructions. Use it until it looks gone and hair in growing back.

Also, you can use Ivomec pouron along the topline. 1 cc per 20 lbs.
She is 15 months old. Can I give her a shot of ivermectin? Blue Cactus Dairy Goats says that it gets rid of mites.
 

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@Champion Fence Jumpers - if you prefer to follow this Blue Cactus advice that's totally fine. It's up to each member to follow the advice they choose.

If you really want to know if a particular deworming is effective, you have to do a fecal analysis before and after the treatment and compare the egg counts.

Death by bleeding out from a massive worm kill when oral deworming is extremely uncommon and would only happen in the most extreme of cases where the goat is completely overrun with parasites.

The top research places in the U.S. for goat parasites (the American small ruminant consortium, various universities) all tell us, oral dewormers are the most effective for goats.
 

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@Champion Fence Jumpers - if you prefer to follow this Blue Cactus advice that's totally fine. It's up to each member to follow the advice they choose.

If you really want to know if a particular deworming is effective, you have to do a fecal analysis before and after the treatment and compare the egg counts.

Death by bleeding out from a massive worm kill when oral deworming is extremely uncommon and would only happen in the most extreme of cases where the goat is completely overrun with parasites.

The top research places in the U.S. for goat parasites (the American small ruminant consortium, various universities) all tell us, oral dewormers are the most effective for goats.
Oh, okay. What is the dosing for Ivermectin if you use it orally?
 

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Because you have both mites, and a poor FAMACHA needing deworming you need to give:

Ivermectin injected subq 1cc per 100 lbs

And Ivermectin given orally 1mL per 30lbs this should be given at the same time as a second dewormer. Depends on what you have on hand. Valbazen is a good option.
 

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Because you have both mites, and a poor FAMACHA needing deworming you need to give:

Ivermectin injected subq 1cc per 100 lbs

And Ivermectin given orally 1mL per 30lbs this should be given at the same time as a second dewormer. Depends on what you have on hand. Valbazen is a good option.
Okay. The doe with mites has the best FAMACHA score probably like a 2. My other does are the ones that have like a 3 and possibly 4 but no mites. Second dewormer? I have to give the ones with a poor FAMACHA score two different brands of dewormer?
 

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Ivermectin (1mL/30lbs) + Valbazen (1mL/10lbs) is good if you've never used that combo on your goats before. Some folks feel Valbazen is quite ineffective but it should work well if you haven't used it.
If there are already chances for ivermectin resistance but not valbazen, would this combo still be effective?
 
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