ivermectin paste for goats?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by millebantam, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. millebantam

    millebantam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2008
    Little Rhody
    I went to the feed store to get something to worm my 2 young goats, and all they had basically was the apple flavored ivermectin oral paste for horses. It is 1.87% ivermectin, and it has warnings about being for use on horses only. Can this stuff be used for goats? And also, they weigh about 40lbs each. How in the heck would you measure out this goop that's in a syringe type dispenser? It is graduated in 250lb increments. Thanks in advance for any advice.
  2. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    Yes, you can use it on goats. Make sure you dose them 3 times their weight. So if your goats weigh 40lbs then dose them for 120lbs. It's hard to overdose them on Ivermectin.

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