Dewormer dosages by prebreeding weight or pregnant ...

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by homeacremom, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. homeacremom

    homeacremom New Member

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    Please don't laugh! Even I, myself think this question sounds stupid. :nooo I usually don't do dewormers during pregnancy, so never, ever thought this through. Do I calculate dosages by their normal weights ( taken just prior to breeding) or do I try to figure out how much they weigh while heavy with kids?
     
  2. LynninTX

    LynninTX New Member

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    we weight tape every time we worm or give any meds
     

  3. NubianSoaps.com

    NubianSoaps.com New Member

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    Yes we know logically that the weigh tape is only taping the heft of girth they have gained since being pregnant and not baby weight...but in my way of thinking we are worming them, not them and the babies (no matter what another site says :) So for me I weigh tape...with winter hair I am not as good at guessing as I am during the rest of the year. Vicki
     
  4. Kaye White

    Kaye White New Member

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    :yeahthat I measure the heartgirth....not the belly girth.
    Kaye
     
  5. homeacremom

    homeacremom New Member

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    Right... Now admitting that I have not yet measured my does to compare w/ prebreeding weights... Do you usually see a measurable increase (in heartgirth)?