Doe has scabs and missing hair on legs...

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Champion Fence Jumpers, Jul 2, 2020.

  1. Champion Fence Jumpers

    Champion Fence Jumpers Active Member

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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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  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    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.
     

  3. Champion Fence Jumpers

    Champion Fence Jumpers Active Member

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    She is 15 months old. Can I give her a shot of ivermectin? Blue Cactus Dairy Goats says that it gets rid of mites.
     
  4. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Yes. I'd also put NuStock on the hairless areas.
     
  5. Champion Fence Jumpers

    Champion Fence Jumpers Active Member

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    Okay. If she doesn’t need to be wormed will ivermectin hurt her? Also can I use triple antibiotic ointment instead of Nu-Stock?
     
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  6. Champion Fence Jumpers

    Champion Fence Jumpers Active Member

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    2 of my does have a low FAMACHA score so I think I will give them all a shot of Ivermectin. Blue Cactus Dairy Goats gives her goats Ivermectin without getting a fecal. What do y’all think?
     
  7. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    That is up to you. If you are doing it for mites, that isn't something you find in a fecal test. Triple antibiotic isn't the same thing.
     
  8. Champion Fence Jumpers

    Champion Fence Jumpers Active Member

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    Okay, thanks! How safe is Ivermectin? Since it’s supposed to be for cattle and swine.
     
  9. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

  10. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    If their FAMACHA are poor you'll need to deworm them orally then treat the mites separately with the injected ivermectin.
     
  11. Champion Fence Jumpers

    Champion Fence Jumpers Active Member

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  12. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    @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.
     
  13. Champion Fence Jumpers

    Champion Fence Jumpers Active Member

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    Oh, okay. What is the dosing for Ivermectin if you use it orally?
     
  14. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    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.
     
  15. Champion Fence Jumpers

    Champion Fence Jumpers Active Member

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    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?
     
  16. Champion Fence Jumpers

    Champion Fence Jumpers Active Member

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    Sorry I feel like I’m asking WAY too many questions.. :bonk:
     
  17. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    No worries!

    Yes, because many parasites are resistant to the available dewormers, it is recommended to use two dewormers at one time for the most effect.
     
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  18. Champion Fence Jumpers

    Champion Fence Jumpers Active Member

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    Oh okay thanks!!! Which two would you recommend?
     
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  19. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    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.
     
  20. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    If there are already chances for ivermectin resistance but not valbazen, would this combo still be effective?