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Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by deenak, Sep 17, 2008.
If one of the goats has lice do I just medicate everyone in the barn? There are five goats in total.
i would, if one goat has lice, they can spread very quickly.
I second that, you'll definitely want to treat everyone...a pain, I know, but you will probably regret it if you don't. Lice are very good at jumping back and forth--as soon as you think you have it taken care of on one goat, all the others get it...and then once you've treated those, the lice have gotten back on the first goat you treated :GAAH: . It can really turn into a never-ending battle...
YES. You need to do them all. Are you going to dust them? I use a sevin dust and when I do that I also do the barn and every where they sleep and I do the horses.
Definately treat all of them.
I personally use Permectrin II as a dorsal topical on my goaties and then I dust with kitten dust or seven dust in the sleeping areas. It has worked beautifully for me!
I always for get about using a pour on. We can not use on as it will destroy our fiber.
I agree................ everyone is correct........ :thumb:
I only ever had one case of lice and it was Angel when I got her....they all got a good spray with Bronco horse spay with permethrin and I dusted the sleeping areas with Sevin dust as well as the immediate lounging area of the yard. Haven't had any problems again.
THanks for all of the feedback. I cannot dust them due to my asthma and allergies. The vet suggested ivermectin orally
ivermectin orally will not do a thing for external parasites. YOu need to give it as an injection.
I also second the Permectrin except mine was not II but CDS use it like you do frontline on a dog or cat
OH I am in the same boat but I use a mask when I dust them. it works great. I have not had any trouble at all when I wear one. You can get them at any store. They are just dust masks. (hey I didn't know they made them for us to dust our goats). :slapfloor:
Sweet goats What do you use to dust them? Co-Ral, DE or something else?
I believe she uses the Sevin dust, and as she mentioned, the dust masks do work pretty good , hardware stores will carry them in the paint section.
My vet said the same thing, need to inject for external parasites.
This whole vet thing is so annoying. I take the boys to the large animal vet school and I am always getting conflicting advice!!! I really need a goat specialist or at least someone that sees goats on a routine basis but unfortunately there are not too many goats in Iowa so I don't see that happening!!!
Same thing here. I went went out of my way about an hour and a half to take my goats to a vet who said they worked with goats.... yeah right. They didn't know anything. So now I just stick with the large animal vet close by and question their every move. lol
I had a first this year - dealing with lice in mid-summer due to extensive rains. It was especially stubborn on the kids - lice like that tender skin! So yes, definitely treat all. A friend did have a mini doe die from the chemical pour-on for what that's worth.
Deenak, I am a New York stater who graduated from ISU a million years ago. Lived in Iowa awhile afterwards too.