Deerworm prevention

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by birdiegirl, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. birdiegirl

    birdiegirl Member

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    Forgive me if this is a stupid question.

    The other thread on the deerworm doe got me to thinking..... I recently treated one of my does for deerworm. She did not go down, but I was able to recognize it (thanks Vicki) early enough and treat before she got bad. Most of the neurological damage seems to be gone.

    My question- since I am in an area prone to deerworm infestation, is there anything I can do for prevention, so that I do not risk my other does becoming infected?
    Everyone was wormed post-kidding with Quest; I randomly fecal and plan on worming pre-breeding. Should i treat with Ivermectin on a semi-regular basis?
     
  2. Kaye White

    Kaye White Guest

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    I've added a twice a year worming with Ivomec to my worming regimen. Spring and fall. One HUGE buck with it is enough!
    I brought him from the ground up to servicing does this past fall. GREAT BIG THANKS TO VICKI for handling that major panic episode. :biggrin
    Kaye
     

  3. birdiegirl

    birdiegirl Member

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    Kaye,

    Is that Ivomec orally, or SQ?
     
  4. Kaye White

    Kaye White Guest

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    Orally. I only use SQ Ivomec in TREATING deer worm.
    Kaye