Okay, how can you get an accurate weight if you don't have a scale? I know with horses they have a tape measure that you place just behind their wither and go around them to estimate the horses weight. Is there something like that for goats? I'm a first year goat owner and my goats will not eat the safeguard pellets that I bought from the vet so I need something that I can get into them and have always liked the paste horse wormers. TIA!The only wormers I've used here when needed have been horse paste.
Ivermectin 1.87% paste is in Zimecetrin, Ivercare and "store brand" wormers, getting an accurate weight on goats is best to be able to dose accurately.
Paste wormers need to be dosed at triple the goats weight/ example...I have current weights on my does and the heaviest is 74lbs so if I needed to worm her the dose would be figured this way... 74x3 = 212lbs. I push the paste into a 6cc syringe.
A 6cc tube of ivermectin paste will worm a 1,250 lb horse... 1cc paste for every 250lbs. If you have a goat who weighs 80lbs, multiply by 3 to get a tripled weight of 240lbs... give 1cc of paste every 10 days for 3 doses.
It is important to get accurate weights so you do not under dose. With Ivermectin paste you can go a little over with dosing and it doesn't cause any problems.
Safeguard paste is dosed differently as more paste is needed to get the correct % of febendazole to be effective
x2. I told my vet I saw the Horse paste Ivermectin (TSC like you guys) and she seemed to prefer that I use something for cattle and goats not horses....I use safeguard and I only use a small fraction of it. My vet was the one that recommended I use that
I've been hearing that Quest plus on goats has been working great in my area from a few of my friends that show. How well did it work for you? How much do you give? Im thinking of trying it.Most of the wormers I use for my goats, dogs, cats and goats are horse wormers. Ivermectin, Quest, Safeguard, etc.
Most of the horse wormers are a bit stronger than that made for livestock, Safeguard is the same strength.
I had to stop using Quest when my herd grew, now I just get the Cydectin, its much cheaper that way.
I use the ivermectin paste on young kids, alternating with Valbazen, depending on what worm(s) I am targeting.
Hmmm I did double the dose actually ....Safeguard liqiud is 1cc per 10 lbs. They give an incorrect dosage on the bottle for goats.