Worming Problem

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by zoomom, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. zoomom

    zoomom New Member

    Feb 26, 2010
    I use the Ivermectin paste for worming. I wormed them 10 days ago, and again today, but I had a problem today. I had 3 doses left in the one tube. I set the mark, jammed goat #1 into the corner, squirted it in her mouth, and the entire amount left in the tube went in! I thought i had locked it on the correct mark. I decided she would probably be okay, and luckily i have another tube to do the other two. Made sure it was LOCKED this time, jammed goat #2 in the corner, squirted it in, and she got all but one dose! I have not had this problem in the past, even when the goats were struggling.

    I told DH from now on I will get help so i won't go to far, but has anyone else had this happen? Should i watch for anything to indicate a problem?

    Also, do i have to worm them again after kidding?
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    nah they will be ok - it might give them the runs but wont kill them.

    as to worming again in 7-10 days - if they were wormy then yes. if it was a prevention then I wouldnt worry about it.