Wormer

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Sunrise, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Sunrise

    Sunrise New Member

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    Feb 8, 2008
    Idaho
    Ok I'm back! I have mares about to foal and I have been sooo busy!! I was just wondering what wormer to use and what everyone uses? Also how often do you worm and where do you get it? Thanks everyone!
     
  2. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    I worm mine orally with safeguard.I buy it at Orchlyn. (sp)?
     

  3. Sara

    Sara New Member

    605
    Oct 4, 2007
    Ellensburg, WA
    I worm mine with Ivermectin horse wormer, just weigh them triple it(goats metabolize wormers faster than other livestock) and give it to them. Mine is apple flavored.
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    hi Sunrise I was wondering how you were doing.

    As to the mares.......thats out of my league. Sorry :(
     
  5. Sunrise

    Sunrise New Member

    115
    Feb 8, 2008
    Idaho
    I use Ivermectin for my horses. Can you give me an Ex. I'm not sure I understand how much to give. :oops:
     
  6. Sunrise

    Sunrise New Member

    115
    Feb 8, 2008
    Idaho
    OH crap! I ment the goats :roll:

    lol I need more sleep... :hair:
     
  7. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    oh ok, I was confused.

    I triple the goats weight and then measure out the dosage according to the tripled weight.

    example: goat weighs 100lbs = 300lbs for the dosage amount
     
  8. Sunrise

    Sunrise New Member

    115
    Feb 8, 2008
    Idaho
    Ok thats what I was thinking that meant. How many times a year do you worm them?
     
  9. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    I worm mine monthly.Is the Invermecton cheaper tham SafeGuard?
     
  10. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I worm accoding to eye lid color. IF they are pale to white they NEED a worming. IF they are pink to reddish I do not worm. I check each goat and worm them accordingly. I try to check everyone every couple weeks to stay on top of it especially when it stays wet out for long periods

    by worming monthly you can build up the resistant worms and then your wormer becomes ineffective.

    If you purchase a generic brand of Ivermectin then yes it can be cheeper then safeguard. BUT You still need safeguard to worm for tapes as ivermectin does not cover tapeworms.
     
  11. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
  12. Sunrise

    Sunrise New Member

    115
    Feb 8, 2008
    Idaho
    Yes, Thank you!
     
  13. FarmGirl18

    FarmGirl18 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Oklahoma
    I usually use Ivomec injectable for cattle given orally, at 1cc per 35 pounds. Safeguard for the tapes. I also worm only as needed.