Deworming with Ivermectin Paste

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by jaytori220, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. jaytori220

    jaytori220 New Member

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    I was looking at my 2 4 month old wethers today and noticed their inside eyelids and gums were pale. I was givin a tube of horse 1.87% ivermectin paste with them and she said that they were done last month. So I figured it wouldnt hurt to go ahead and do them again. I read where the dose should be 3-4x the dose of the weight of the goat. I suspect they weigh about 10-15 lbs. I read on another site that its 1CC for each 34 lbs of goat. Would 1CC be too much to dose them at? From what I know its hard to overdose Ivermectin.
     
  2. crocee

    crocee New Member

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    The 1.87% is almost double what the 1% inject-able is so I would use 1.5x the weight instead of 3x. Also since the injector tube thingy the paste comes in is rather non reliable I would squirt it into a needle less syringe to the correct amount and give it that way. Others may have more to say on this matter so I would wait for them(experts) to chime in before you take my advice. I use the 1% inject-able orally as per Vicki.
    Andi
     

  3. NubianSoaps.com

    NubianSoaps.com New Member

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    Exactly what Andi said, also make sure you are actually weighing them, at 10 or 15 pounds you could easily pick them up and weigh them on a family scale.

    Ivermectin in some areas won't touch HC and it is what causes anemia, blood sucking, barber pole worms.

    Especially because of where you live I would purchase the cydectin cattle pouron and use it at 1cc per 22 pounds orally....or get the tube of Quest horse paste and follow Kayes instructions on goatkeeping 101. Vicki