Oh, baby! Baby goat pictures and request for postpartum dewormer recommendations

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Bekkidotes, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Bekkidotes

    Bekkidotes Bekkidotes

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    Apr 18, 2017
    Iowa
    Hello, everyone!

    Beyonce, our rescue goat, finally had her baby buckling! We thought for sure she had 2 or 3 kiddies in there, but nope, just one big healthy baby boy. :love: They are both doing so well, both happy and healthy and she is such a great mom.

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    Jeff thinks the dad must have been an alpine. I think he's probably right!

    I do have a quick question about recommended dewormers for mama goat now that she has had him, though. I gave her an herbal dewormer about 2 weeks ago (Mannapro positive pellet medicated goat dewormer) and the instructions say to give her more 3-4 weeks after the first dose, which I was hoping would be right around her kid's birth date, but I was just guessing as she was pregnant when we rescued her.

    Would you guys recommend my giving her another dose of Mannapro dewormer now, or waiting a week more?
    And can anyone recommmend whether it's necessary for me to give her a chemical dewormer as well and what types you prefer for new mothers? This is our first baby so of course we are excited and anxious for advice.
    I do have a new microscope and slides, but have never performed a fecal before and so am not quite sure how (but I sure can ask Uncle Google to teach me). Would it be best to go ahead and do a fecal now, or is getting some dewormer in her pronto more wise?
     
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Have a fecal done first. Positive pellet dewormer really doesn't work.
     
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  3. Bekkidotes

    Bekkidotes Bekkidotes

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    Apr 18, 2017
    Iowa
    Thanks!
     
  4. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    US
    I don't deworm after kidding unless needed.

    They are adorable :)
     
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  5. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    adorable baby....we always wormed new moms here...valbazen is a good post kidding wormer
     
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  6. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    The stress of kidding causes worm blooms. Either get fecal or shoot you best shot with chemical wormer.