Dosage for Ivermectin Paste

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by TinyHoovesRanch, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    So I have some of the paste for horses, its already in a syringe thing.

    Im worming all my goats to try and get rid of any nasty worms.

    Whats the dosage for goats? I have nigerians

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Three times the weight. In example, 50lb goat = 150lb notch on the tube. Overdose, don't underdose. I've had poor luck with paste ivermectin lately. :(
     
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  3. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
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  4. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    Ok the one I mainly am concerned about is probably 10ish pounds, maybe more, Shes 4 months old. The other 2 are probably 20 and 10 also
     
  5. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Use a 3cc syringe minus the needle, the marks on it are easy to see and you can safely give a 10 pound kid up to 1/4 cc.....the safety margin is wide enough that a little over will not overdose.
     
  6. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    But the kind I have is already in a syring, should I take it out?
     
  7. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Yes, you need to put the required amount of paste wormer into a 3cc syringe to get the correct dose for each goat.
     
  8. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Yeah, you need to squeeze the paste out and then draw the required dosage. Be very careful with this though. I have overdosed on horse dewormer and killed two kids before. That is why I never use any type of horse wormer. Not to scare you, but make sure you do it correctly.
     
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  9. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    Ok, im definently going to do everything you guys say so I dont overdose
     
  10. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    i have used horse ivermectin as described by liz...it is very important to follow up in 10 days though...i didnt follow up and my doe still had worms