Injectable or Pour On Wormer?

Discussion in 'Parasites' started by MellonFriend, Apr 18, 2020.

  1. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    I am looking to have a chemical wormer on hand in case of an emergency. I use an herbal wormer, but I feel like I should get something chemical on hand in the event I need something fast acting. I am a bit confused about what I should purchase. My vet recommended ivermectin or cydectin so I figured I would go with ivermectin since it is a bit cheaper. Should I buy the product labeled pour on or injectable?
  2. groovyoldlady

    groovyoldlady Goat Crazy!

    Jul 21, 2011
    Central Maine
    The pour on is usually used for external parasites. I use the paste for internal parasites. I know there are people who use the injectable, but I have never used it. Also, there are people who recommend using the injectable orally - which is REALLY confusing!

  3. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    I used ivomec plus injectable for years before starting herbs. Either it or ivomec injectable is 1 cc per 40 pounds sub q or 1 cc per 33 pounds orally. Do not give oral if the goat is heavy burdened and anemic.
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  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Ivomec injectable is for giving orally for worms, or as injection for anemic goats or goats with mites.

    Ivomec pour-on though, is for lice and mites.
    Pourons do not do well as wormers and should not be given orally.