i rotate between three different kind of wormers. As different wormers kill differnt types of worms. zMost of the year o go between ivermectin and safegaurd. Then in the middle of the summer and after everyone kids they get eith valbazen or ivermectin injectable. Both can not be used on pregnant does. they are both really expensive but a little goes a long ways. I split it with another goat friend of mine. mainly use these kinds because they get round worms. ivermectin injectable is also good for liver flukes.
safegaurd and ivermectin paste. Valbazen is not safe to use on pregnant does. Im not sure about the injectable kind. But i usually use the valbazen because its a little cheaper. $30 for a gallon jug. injectable runs around sity. Its a very small amount but still ouch on my pocket book.
well if you worm your does the kids will get wormer through the milk. I usually worm my kids for the first time at about four months, after they are weaned.
I imagine the dosage trules would be the same for little goats, weight tape them and then double that and give them enough wormer for that weight.
Allison, Can I suggest that you get with your vet and see what dewormers DO NOT work in your area?
It all depends on what your weather is like, if you are a dry or a humid area, and lots of different thing factor in to what should be done, also the type of worms or eggs that you are trying to treat. I never give a dewormer just because it is time. I do a fecal on them and see if they even need it and if they do what I need to treat for. Just my two cents :2cents:
I am in a very dry area in the summer so I do not have to give anything unless we get a really wet spring or summer, then you have to see what type of worms or eggs they have.
I am using Ivermectin with success here. I have used cydectin once with a doe that just kidded and I have also used ComboCare gel for horses. I can get Ivermectin horse wormer cheap so I use the horse paste and dose at three times the amount for horses.