Yes, your vet gave you way too little to your all your goats. The standard dose is 1 cc per 25 pounds now, but you can also give it at 1 cc per 20 lb if you have a heavy infestation. Ivomec is very safe and for over dosing you need 10-15 times this amount. Give orally. Depending on your goats, you may need to reworm in 10 days. To see if your goats are wormy, check their inner bottom eyelid color, should be bright pink to flaming red, anything less than this indicates worms. Most people on her worm on an as needed basis, no real set schedule.
Most vets do not know goats. Almost all wormers are given at 2-3 times the cattle doses.
Post by forbunches on Feb 25, 2008 22:11:43 GMT -5
you are right when you say most vets dont know goats... we have only 2 large animal vets in the area and the one closest and easiest to access is very unfamiliar with goats to say the least... i can see from reading the goat sites onthe internet that most people suggest giving de-wormer orally - we have only ever done it by injection.. the lady we got the goats from also does it that way... i tend to consult her as much as possible as she has 20 years experience with these goats. is there a specific reason you suggest giving it orallly? i am open to change the way i do this if necessary
i do intend to give another dose in 10 to 14 days... i just have to figure out how to get the proper amount...
Giving it orally is easier on you and the goat. The goats metabolism is so high that the difference between injection and orally isn't really a factor at all. Most meds can be given orally. Only ones that need to really given by injection are antibiotics as they mess with the rumen otherwise.
No sense taking a chance of a reaction from an injection when you can give it orally. Lots less pain and hassle and you will get the exact same affects.
With the ivomec, you want to estimate the goats weights high, you don't want to underdose, as all the dose is build up a resistance to the wormer and makes your wormings harder. I would go with 1 cc per 25 pounds. You won't hurt them with this amount.
Also am wondering, what type of minerals are you feeding? They play a huge role with worming.
Well, I just went out and wormed my 5 goats. They were not happy at first. But when I gave the first dose to one of the wethers, they were all curious and came up for their dose. They did not like it. Been off feed for 12 hours and were very hungry. Got all five with 4 tubes of iver. Toomorro I will give them each a dose of proboisos. Should see some results. Out of the five, only one had light pink eyelids. All others were in excellent color. Since I have not wormed since I got them, thought I would do it now. Well my other half of an sob wants to go so I will talk later. Jon
Post by wisdomseeker07 on Mar 14, 2008 19:42:59 GMT -5
I would wait an additional day on the probios. I have noticed on my wormy,wormy goats that worm shed happens 2 days after worming. That is when the dead ones pass through the feces onto the ground anyways. JMO! I worm all goats when I get them,just to be sure.I have one goat I can honestly say that I have not wormed but one time since I got her better than 5 years ago and she is the best looking goat I have.
* I know what ya mean on the other subject. Us goat lovers are a rare breed and it's hard to get our other halves to even listen to our goat gripes or praises.Some times goats seem more headache than they are worth,mainly due to the fact that no one else in the house seems to give a crap whether they live or die!