Worms, worms, EVERYWHERE! *Question added*

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Crissa, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    I hate worms. With a passion. :angry: First I realize that my kitten has tapeworms, so I'm going to have to get that treated. Then because I'm paranoid, I checked Lyric, Orion, Finale, and Cali's eyelids and they're ALL pale! So I took some fecal samples in to get tested, Lyric had one ringworm egg and then another type that for the life of me I can't remember right now, and Cali had that worm type also (not the ringworm). I only took in 3 samples, Lyric, Cali, and Ebony, figured I would treat everyone with whatever they wound up needing. I am going to pick up some Valbazen from the vet tomorrow. Ebony is the ONLY one without worms, but she still has some cocci, luckily I still have meds for that. I'm glad I checked, but I'm going to be stressed for a little while. :hair:

    So, how was your day? :sigh:
     
  2. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    Re: Worms, worms, EVERYWHERE!

    Oh Crissa that really stinks! :hug: :hug: On the bright side at least you found out now rather than later. If it helps any...my day wasn't much better...lol
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Re: Worms, worms, EVERYWHERE!

    worms arent all that bad -- you are treating so they will be fine :) dont stress to much. You are doing good :hug:
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: Worms, worms, EVERYWHERE!

    I agree with Stacey.... your treating them.......so they should be alright...... :wink: :hug:
     
  5. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    Re: Worms, worms, EVERYWHERE!

    Thanks guys. I was told by someone on another forum that Valbazen isn't good for kids under 6 months and not good for nursing does, is that correct?
     
  6. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    not exactly sure, never heard that but I dont use it either
     
  7. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    valbazen can cause abortion in pregnant does...not sure about lactating etc.
     
  8. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    I've used it on kids under 6 months of age. Pretty much every kid born here is dewormed with Valbazen before they hit 6 months. Never, ever a problem.
    Not to be used on pregnant does. I have used it on lactating does with no problem.
     
  9. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    Thank you so much capriola, that makes me feel much better.
     
  10. sealawyer

    sealawyer New Member

    366
    May 31, 2009
    Dew, Texas
    This is for lactating milk goats, correct? If they are not lactating you might consider Equimax paste for tapes. It is expensive, but you only need one dose. With meat goats we use Cydectin injectable at a rate of 1cc for 50 pounds of goat orally. 1 cc for 100 pounds of goat if you inject it. We use it to treat the barberpole worm and it is very effective, but I don't know about the withdrawal. Read the label before you buy it. Safeguard is as useful as water in my part of the country. And you have to practically drown the goat with it for it to be effective. Same with valbazen, Ivermectin, and Rumatel. Some folks are using levamisol on meat goats, the brand prohibit, but it is hard to come by. I don't know if I have helped or muddled the subject even more :scratch: but I hope this possibly helped.
    One thing to consider is that if you are down to a life or death situation, worrying about withdrawal and such things may be irrelevant cuz it's awful hard to milk a dead goat!
     
  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree with ..Olivia...I have used it as well and never had a problem what so ever....but do not use Valbezen on preggo does......I have given it to lactating does....but I don't drink the milk....allow for withdrawel time if you are drinking the milk.. :greengrin:
     
  12. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    Valbazen is safe for lactating does and kids. Just not pregnant does. Though just like any wormer i wouldnt drink the milk for fourteen days after you administer. AS for the ringworm egg are you sure that is right? ringworm isnt actually a worm its a bacteria infection of the skin. If your goats have ring worm be very very varful it is very contagious to you and your other animals.
    beth
     
  13. Steph

    Steph Senior Member

    262
    May 7, 2009
    PA
    Ring worm is a fungus and is very contagious! You can get it too! I got it from a kitten last year and it took forever to get rid of it.