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About using ivomec for goats

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Dorothy1324, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Dorothy1324

    Dorothy1324 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am wondering how to determine the dosing of ivomec for goats from what i have read I have to buy the cattle ivomec but i am wondering about dosing. and the most inexpensive place to buy ivomec
     
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  2. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    When I use it I give 3 cc's per 35 lbs of goat...this is how I dose mine.and Give it orally...
     
  3. Goattalker

    Goattalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dose mine by injection, 1ml per 50lbs for regular Ivomec, and 1ml per 100 lbs for Ivomec+.
     
  4. Dorothy1324

    Dorothy1324 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thankyou
     
  5. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dosage for lice is 1cc per 100lbs SQ. under the skin.
    for worms you give orally 2 cc per 100 lbs. You can give this cattle wormer to goats orally due to the goats motabolisim being so high it works better orally.
    Remove the needle after drawing from the bottle and shoot right in the mouth.
    You can get a Generic Ivermectin injectable from
    Jeffers Livestock.com
     
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  6. SheriM

    SheriM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My vet has driven into my head time and again that no matter what dewormer you use or how it is given, always double the cattle dose, due to the goats' higher metabolism. So, whatever the package says for cattle, double it and go for it.
     
  7. Dorothy1324

    Dorothy1324 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok Silly Question but is it ok to extimate the Weight of the goat She is a Nigerian Dwarf but on the large side of the spectrum so i am thinking she probably weighs about 50lbs but i have never weighed her.
     
  8. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    Well 50 lbs is not too big as ine sometimes top in at around 70 lbs...yep mine are chubby...But get a scale at a thrift store or Wal0mart and hold the goat and weight and then redo with only you and this helps alot...When I use paste wormer I use 4 times their weight. Pour on wormer for cattle I use 3 cc's per 30 lbs of goat. Injectable can be given either orally or injected.
     
  9. mschickychick

    mschickychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used this chart as it was the closest thing I could find for my Nigerian Dwarf Goats. Just get a tape measure and measure the heart girth then see the chart below to get your weight. Hope you can read the chart the columns didn't line up just right. Also included dosage instructions that I used and found at http://www.barnonemeatgoats.com/worms.html.

    Weight
    Chart
    Pygmy Goats
    If hearth girth is under 22 inches, it is advised to use the scale method to determine accurate weight.
    Bucks Does
    Inches Pounds Inches Pounds
    22 32 22 28.3
    23 34 23 32.3
    24.2 42 23.5 38
    25.5 46 26 43
    26.5 50 27.5 49
    27.5 57 28 55
    28 60 28.5 58
    28.7 63 29 62
    30 71 30 68
    31 76 31 72
    32 80 32 77
    33 80
    Brand Name: Eprinex (Ivomec)
    Active Ingredient(s): eprinomectin 5mg
    Availability: OTC
    Withdrawal: No slaughter or milk withdrawal on cattle
    Indications: Control of internal and external parasites
    Dosage: 5ml per 100 lbs. applied topically (pour-on)
    Goat Notes: 1 ml per 10 lbs. Great for treating kids; although a larger amount is needed per pound,
    small goats can be accurately dosed.
    Used frequently in dairy goats(No milk withdrawal) at 2-3 times the cattle dose.

    Almost forgot, I found Jeffers to be the cheapest at the time I purchased.

    Hope this helps.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2009
  10. Goattalker

    Goattalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pour on Eprinex took all the hair off several of my goats, please do not use this wormer for your goats. Ivomec is great, pour on Ivomec is great, Eprinex-what a nightmare.
     

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