Worming

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by StaceyRosado, Oct 6, 2007.

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  1. GridleyGoats

    GridleyGoats New Member

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    Oct 22, 2012
    Tillamook, Oregon
    how old does my babies have to be before they get wormer and what kind is the best for them?
     
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  2. Just goats

    Just goats Junior Member

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    Apr 21, 2011
    So. California
    How soon after a doe kids should she be given wormer and what is the best for a lactating mom.
     

  3. ptgoats45

    ptgoats45 Goat Girl

    Nov 28, 2011
    NE Oklahoma
    GridleyGoats: the age a kid needs to be wormed varies. I start worming mine at 10 days, but I live in a moist humid area and worms are abundant. I start with valbazen, then worm as needed afterwards with either ivermectin or cydectin. I start coccidia prevention at 3 weeks with baycox.

    JustGoats: I worm all does the day they kid with cydectin. You can give any wormer to a lactating doe, it won't hurt the kid. Just worm with what she needs, based on a fecal sample. You can either learn to do it yourself, you have to buy a microscope, or you can have your vet do it.
     
  4. b.martin172

    b.martin172 Junior Member

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    Nov 2, 2010
    Cumberland, MD
    Tape worms

    After about ten days of scours that I could only get to dry up for a few hours at a time I came to the conclusion that something else must be wrong. I was right.....TAPE WORMS. Ugh.....lesson learned. Anyway the two bucklings I dosed with Valbazen and man did the tapes go a running. That was ten days ago. No other signs of any more tapes but should I dose with the valbazen again for any eggs that may have hatched since the last dose or did I get them all with the one dose?
     
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  5. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Topic now closed, if you have any questions feel free to start a thread.
     
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  6. Idahogoats

    Idahogoats Active Member

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    Sep 5, 2016
    Lenore
    I am new to owning goats. My 3 month old had developed diahrea and I am wondering if I am feeding her too much grain, alfafa and cracked corn. I have a 5 year old retired doe and a 4 month old wether.
     
  7. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    First, stop feeding cracked corn. How long have you had the goat?

    This is a very old thread so you may want to start your own thread.
     
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