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So here we are a month later and still dealing with mites, so I guess I’m just going to have to suck it up and give them the ivermectin shots. I treated them with ivermectin pour on for 5 weeks and my two does stopped shedding and they grew some hair back but their still itching a lot more than what’s normal, and my wether is still the same but not shedding as bad as he was but his skin looks the same.
What’s the correct dosage for ivermectin 1cc per 30 pounds or 1 cc per 40 pounds? My one goat weighs 55 pounds should I give a little more like 1 cc and a quarter? This is my first time dealing with mites so I’m not sure, I want to get my doe bred in June and I plan on renting a buck and I’m pretty sure nobody wants to rent a buck to a mite infested herd. So I need them gone, my vet said to spray them with frontline spray but from what I read it doesn’t always work and ivermectin seems to work a lot better from what I read on here.
Sorry this is so long but I want to know what I’m doing.
and how much do they act like they’re dying? Like 30 seconds or like 2 minutes or more. Any tips on how to make it not sting so bad? We only gave them cdt shots so still new to giving shots.
 

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And do they hate after you give them the shot, I had a buckling and he was so sweet and loved people but we banded him and he blamed me for his pain and didn’t like me much after that. But he went to his new home the next day so I don’t know if he got over it or not.
 

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I don't know how to help you...but I did make an observation. Since internal parasites build up resistance to ivermectin, maybe external ones do too. Maybe you should use a different treatment than invermectin. DE possibly or some essential oils? Again, just a thought.
 

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Dose is 1 cc per 4o pounds sub q. Once a week for three weeks. Some may need a few more shots. Depend on how bad they are. It does sting..some it doesn't bother while other act like they want to roll into a ball and cry. What I did is lift a large tent to inject in..once you inject jiggle the tent about to distribute the meds. Helps a bit.
I would also use Nustock or MTG for horses on really bad spots
 

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Mine always forgave me. They don't seem to hold a grudge;)
 
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I don't know how to help you...but I did make an observation. Since internal parasites build up resistance to ivermectin, maybe external ones do too. Maybe you should use a different treatment than invermectin. DE possibly or some essential oils? Again, just a thought.
Thanks I did think of that , I’m not sure mites can build up a resistance or not, I don’t want to deal with de i might try essential oils if this doesn’t work but I’m pretty sure it will, thanks though 😁
 

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Dose is 1 cc per 4o pounds sub q. Once a week for three weeks. Some may need a few more shots. Depend on how bad they are. It does sting..some it doesn't bother while other act like they want to roll into a ball and cry. What I did is lift a large tent to inject in..once you inject jiggle the tent about to distribute the meds. Helps a bit.
I would also use Nustock or MTG for horses on really bad spots
Thanks so much
 
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