To inject or not

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by DostThouHaveMilk, May 1, 2008.

  1. The four does at my aunt and uncles have lice.
    It is also time to worm them as well.
    They are due in July.
    I had planned on using Ivermect but wasn't sure if I should inject it due to the live load or if giving it orally would be as effective or mroe effective against the lice. The lice is my biggest concern currently.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Why not dust them??
     

  3. Kaye White

    Kaye White Guest

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    :biggrin There's two types of lice....biting and chewing. Unless you know which one's...I'd use both methods. Inject the ivomectin and dust them at the same time. Chewing lice actually chew on the hair...yes, they get bald spots.
    Kaye
     
  4. goatkid

    goatkid New Member

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    When we have had goats with lice, we do what Kay suggests and give both the oral Ivermectin and dust them.This has proven effective. It's important to redo the dust in 10 days. Kathie
     
  5. whimmididdle

    whimmididdle Guest

    I've used the fly sprays for horses in the past ( I think it was "Bronco" brand), and it worked good for me. I usually brush it in as I spray it. I also use it in the barn around their sleeping areas. I also used the Ivomec orally when the problem happened.

    Whim