Ivermectin plus

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by naturalgoats, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. naturalgoats

    naturalgoats New Member

    Jan 2, 2011
    This is what I used for lung worms before and I was happy with it. my question is about its expiration date which is 9/2010 how seriously should I take that? :whatgoat: :ponder: It still looks fine (not separated or anything) and I have a ton left. If the only problem was that it might be a bit less effective I would do it. It is soo hard when you only have two goats and use almost none of your bottle of meds.... :hair: anyway if anyone has any advice that would be great.

    Thanks,
    Miranda
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Yes.... if it doesn't look off in color ect...it should be OK........ :wink:
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    a year after an expiration date I would throw out
     
  4. naturalgoats

    naturalgoats New Member

    Jan 2, 2011
    so I should be fine now stacey? I've got till sept :)
    Thank you both
    M.
     
  5. naturalgoats

    naturalgoats New Member

    Jan 2, 2011
  6. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I would do what your vet suggested (I think you said that on another worker topic)

    Are you giving orally or injection?
     
  7. naturalgoats

    naturalgoats New Member

    Jan 2, 2011
    I'm doing injection....
    now to find the notes about what my vet said :/......
    thanks
    M.
     
  8. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    The amount you gave last time seems about right then
     
  9. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    I inject 1cc per 40 lbs SQ, I got my dosage from goatlink.com
     
  10. naturalgoats

    naturalgoats New Member

    Jan 2, 2011
    Thanks,
    another question,
    Merry is the only one coughing (lung worms suspected)
    should I dose Pippin as well? that is what I did last time although I didn't really think about it at the time...
    what do you think? I'm adverse to putting chemicals in them if possible but is it better safe than sorry since they do share the same pasture etc?

    I found the dose that my vet reccomended which is 1/75 SQ
    I weighed them and merry is 215 lbs!!!!!!! he went of the weight chart in my book :)

    Thanks,
    Miranda