Ivermectin Dosage amount - help needed (edit #3)

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by CodyAcres, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. CodyAcres

    CodyAcres New Member

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    Feb 21, 2009
    Rural Oklahoma
    IverCare is the brand name, underneath, it says (ivermectin) Paste 1.87%

    The smallest dosage listed is for 250#

    The goats are about 22 - 25 lbs each best I can get by standing on the scale holding them. I have no idea how much cc to give of the wormer.

    I measured out the minimum dosage for a 250# animal. It measures to 1cc.
    There are 5 line marks on the cc syringe.

    If I triple the weight of the goats it would make them 70 lbs (appr),
    If I divide the 1cc by 4, 1/4 of the cc would be enough to treat a 20# goat (tripled weight to 60#), but there are 5 marks.

    Should I just give 1 mark each, which would be about 1/5 of a cc for each goat?

    I read that you either double or triple the goats weight. If I say they are 25# and I double that to 50#, then divide the 250# dosage by 50#, it is 5 - sooooo that would measure out to 1cc per 25# (doubled to 50#) goat.

    So, do you think 1cc per goat kid would be sufficient?

    Jamie
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Re: Ivermectin Dosage amount - help needed

    well you triple their weight so

    66-75lbs

    you cant OD them on that wormer so if you give them more then they need thats alright. Put the plunger halfway to 250 and then give each that amount
     

  3. CodyAcres

    CodyAcres New Member

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    Feb 21, 2009
    Rural Oklahoma
    Re: Ivermectin Dosage amount - help needed

    If I gave them half the 250# dosage, shouldn't there tripled weight be at least 125#?
    Half of the 250# dosage is enough for a goat twice their size isn't it?

    See, I killed a puppy by giving him too much wormer when I was younger, and I killed a kitten by putting frontline for dogs on it this last summer. I have a hard time getting attached to animals, for fear I'll do something wrong and kill them. I'm just afraid of OD'ing them.

     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    like I said you cant OD them on it. No worries. more is better then not enough. I do this all the time. goats are less fragile
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    just saw your edit - you will want to give them enough for a 75lb dosage
     
  6. CodyAcres

    CodyAcres New Member

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    Feb 21, 2009
    Rural Oklahoma
    Ok, thanks Stacey! I'll go ahead and do it. I appreciate the help.

    Jamie
     
  7. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    np i know how scary it can be when you are unsure.
     
  8. CodyAcres

    CodyAcres New Member

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    Feb 21, 2009
    Rural Oklahoma
    But is it OK then still to do the 125# dosage by putting the notch between the 250# one? Way easier to measure.
     
  9. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    yup that will work. Thats how i do it
     
  10. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

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    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    Does this work for a 100+lb Nubian, and what is the milk dump time on this one?
     
  11. lesserweevil

    lesserweevil New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    The Oramec and Ivomec that we have says not to be used on animals producing milk for human consumption. And has like 42 days withdrawal for meat on the Oramec and 60 days on the Ivomec.

    So...

    LW
     
  12. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

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    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    Well then I hope the fecal comes back neg. :pray:
     
  13. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    FiascoFarm has a great list of commonly used goat meds as well as meat/milk withdrawal.....I do use Ivercare paste and personally only "dump" the milk for 3 days.....Ivermectin is also used in humans with intestinal parasites :greengrin:

    http://fiascofarm.com/goats/wormers.htm