milking does with lice

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by LaManchaLady, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. LaManchaLady

    LaManchaLady New Member

    Apr 21, 2010
    what should a person do if a milking doe has lice :shocked: ( not the treatment part but as far as the milk) - should they be kept milking and get rid of what ever milk is gotten until the lice are gone or should they stop being milked ??? thank you
  2. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    I would keep milking and just throw out the milk for a few days after the treatment.

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree.... :wink: :greengrin:
  4. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I agree, keep milking and whichever treatment you decide to use...wether it's Ivermectin injection or the easiest and cheaper Seven dust, just pitch the milk for a few days....if you use the dust, be sure to brush her belly well before you milk to prevent secondary conmtamination.
  5. Gumtree

    Gumtree Lurking Aussie

    Aug 15, 2009
    S.E. Qld Australia
    you could try using yellow dusting sulpher externally, no milk withholding...just rub it thoroughly through the is what i use
  6. CrossCreekTX

    CrossCreekTX New Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Central East Texas
    I agree, use the dusting sulfur. You can also sprinkle a little on their feed. It is good for them. No withholding on it at all.
  7. LaManchaLady

    LaManchaLady New Member

    Apr 21, 2010