Lungworms?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by FoxRidge, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. FoxRidge

    FoxRidge Well-Known Member

    909
    Aug 25, 2016
    Minnesota
    I am reading that Ivermectin is the best for lungworm treated, I have Ivermectin 1% injectable, is that ok or does it need to be something else? I just want to be sure! Also what would the doseage be per pounds?
     
  2. Blessed Boer's

    Blessed Boer's Active Member

    84
    Nov 7, 2019
    Shawnee, Oklahoma
    I do 1cc per 33lbs orally.
     
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  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  4. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Ivomec injectable Orally is fine as long as the goat is not heavy loaded or anemic. If anemic..inject first dose 1 cc per 40 pounds. Sub q . It stings so expect a reaction
     
  5. FoxRidge

    FoxRidge Well-Known Member

    909
    Aug 25, 2016
    Minnesota
    We actually ended up doing safeguard because this doe was just bred less than a month ago and I wasn't sure if the ivermectin was safe for pregnant does. Is it?

    There is this to, so were dewormed a couple days ago and this morning when I was milking I saw a tiny tiny tiny worm right next to her anus! No joke that made it super real for me. Now Im crazy anxious. She has good weight so aside from the coughing I would have never had guessed. Her famacha was a 3 yet and she is boistrous and super vibrant. I plan to hit her again woth the safeguard but how often is safe for a pregnant doe and do I need to do this multiple times?

    Never really had a run in with worms yet so this was a smack in the face ugh.
     
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  6. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Worms you see are tapeworm and the safeguard is flushing them out. Do 3-5 days in a row to clean them out. Safeguard does nothing for lung worm. Ivomec is safe for pregnant goats.
     
  7. FoxRidge

    FoxRidge Well-Known Member

    909
    Aug 25, 2016
    Minnesota
    It really didn't look anything like the tape worms I have seen before. It was like a while really really thin earthworm/snakelike. Thin as thread, pointy ends and about 1/2" long. I will try to pickup Ivomec on Monday. All the local shops that would have it are closed til then :/ right now I have Safeguard and Ivermectin 1% injectable available. I also have valbazen but for pregnant does I know thats not safe.

    I really don't want to have funky kids in the spring but I want to effectively deal with this.
     
  8. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Awe..thread worm. Safeguard should be effective.
     
  9. FoxRidge

    FoxRidge Well-Known Member

    909
    Aug 25, 2016
    Minnesota
    How often should I dose? Daily for so many days or do I spread it out?
     
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  10. FoxRidge

    FoxRidge Well-Known Member

    909
    Aug 25, 2016
    Minnesota
    I don't know why I asked that after you just told me 3-5 days in a row.....ugh its been a long day LOL
     
  11. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    Ivermectin 1% is the same as Ivomec. It's safe for preggos. No need to buy the brand name. I would give Safeguard and Ivermectin orally.