i have levamisole, but how to use it

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by lasergrl, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. lasergrl

    lasergrl New Member

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    I took a chance and order levamisole from u.k. it arrived and am so glad there is an option to get it. I got it for my sheep, but would like to know how to dispense this to my goats if ever needed. They are pretty parasite resistent though so not sure I will. It is 7.5% injectable. The dose for sheep is 1 ml per 22 pounds sub q. I imagine the dose orally for sheep would be the same but not truly sure.
    It says the dose for sheep is 7.5 mg per kg so 0.5 ml per 5 kg body weight.
     
  2. Bella Star

    Bella Star New Member

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    Levamisole.. my favorite for the HC worm. Gosh you really went far for this med ! You can get this thru vet prescription now as I can get my vet to order it,it is liquid like yours,premixed at the company and the dose ,I would think is just like sheep dose as I gave the boluses the same as the sheep dose before they took them off the market. I was told the mixed stuff will last 6mo. in the fridge.

    I would call your vet for clarifying the dose amount as are you saying 1cc per 10 pounds of weight given orally ? Seems kinda off for 1cc/22 lb.Sub.Inj and 1cc/10 lb.oral HHMMm
     

  3. MF-Alpines

    MF-Alpines New Member

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    This was in the Wormer/Cocci section: "Levamisole cattle injectable used at 3cc per 100 pounds (overdosing of this can give you salivation, unsteadiness of gate etc.) Also you can use Prohibit same drug as Levamisole. Add one packet to 17 and 1/2 ounces of water, I am using snowcone syrup. Give at 2cc orally per 50 pounds. Be pretty accurate with these weights as this product can cause frothing at the mouth."
     
  4. Sharpgoat

    Sharpgoat New Member

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    My vet said to use the cattle dose instead of the sheep dose.
    Fran
     
  5. lasergrl

    lasergrl New Member

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    Thanks guys. I think I'll lean more toward the cattle dose.
    Trouble is this isnt any product that was ever available in u.s. so the mg/kg are different then was ever posted here, its called levacide injectable. It was only $33 including shipping so no big deal. I just took a chance on customs not accepting it but they did.