goat question

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by RockyToggRanch, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Can I worm my two does after they've been bred without fear of harming the kids?
    Is the pelleted wormer okay to use?
     
  2. alanb

    alanb Out Of The Brooder

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    NO Harm !! In about a three month time frame .. BUT Iv'e had Goats for a very long time and I believe a pelleted wormer to be a waste of your money !! Get your self some "Levasole" sheep wormer ( good for goats) and a Bolos Gun ... Put the large pill down their throat on the low side away from the wind-pipe !! and watch that they don't spit it out . Your can break it in half and use it on Kids and Lambs !! ......... questions , Postal me .........[​IMG][​IMG]......... ALANB .
     
  3. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Thanks, What is a bolos gun?

    Is that an OTC or RX?
     
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  4. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use safeguard.
     
  5. ilroost

    ilroost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use eprinex pour on it is a cattle wormer and is easy to use just pour the proper amount on thier backs, i like safeguard but it doesnt kill lungworms
     
  6. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Quote:This is safe for them while they are bred? It sounds safer than aiming for a throat...but then again, I've never tried it. I'd like to be able to do these things myself and not rely on the vet for maintenance. That way I can afford to keep them:)
     
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  7. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    You need to wait until three months after they have been bred. I'm having the same problem right now. So i've got to wait a while.

    Last year we didn't know this, and we got a deformed baby.

    Also horse wormer paste works the best. Just use 3x the dosage it says, and stick it on your finger then rub it inside the corner of their mouth. Works like a charm, and it's the best dewormer.
     
  8. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Quote:I agree [​IMG]
     
  9. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Quote:I agree [​IMG]

    Really??? Any horse wormer? or a specific one?

    I throw so much away in the end of each tube.
     
  10. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting ready to order this Herbal Tonic dewormer from Hoeggers. My friend says it works very well. It's safe to use on pregnant animals and you can use it on anything...sheep, goats, chickens, etc.
     

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