llama worming

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by snewman, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. snewman

    snewman Songster

    Feb 22, 2007
    Belleville, WI
    With what and how often do people worm their llamas? When I got my first two the people I got them from told me to use an injectable ivermectin for cattle. Others have told me to use oral ivermectin for horses. I'm having trouble getting a straight answer on which wormers and how often, and what the proper wormer rotation would be. I rotate wormers for my horses, and worm them every four months. Same for llamas, different? I have been told ivermectin rotated with dectomax...what do all of you folks do?
  2. Rooster#3

    Rooster#3 Songster

    Aug 21, 2009
    i dont know about lamas but for cattle we use a blue liquid that we spray on their backs...hmm now what was that called......if that was any help [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2010
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger 10 Years

    I typically worm mine with Safeguard liquid goat dewormer, and then later in the year with either Ivomectrian injectable or paste depending what I have on hand. I just found out one of my llamas had mites, so they all got dosed with Ivomectrian injectable. Worming program depends on your climate, but I do mine like the horses. you can go to backyard herds and in the llama section their are more experienced people on llamas.... [​IMG]
  4. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    For the most part, I wouldn't worm them unless you need to. However, if you have deer in your area, then I would suggest using Ivomec from September to January. This is for meningeal worm prevention. I would find out from a breeder or vet in your area for the dosage. In my area it is 1cc per 70 pounds injected. I use the cattle injectible. I wouldn't use oral because alpacas and llamas can spit it right back out. Then you don't know if they got the proper dosage. I would suggest having a fecal done in the spring and fall and then worm appropriately. If your llama has loose stool, then I would also have a fecal tested. To keep parasites from becoming resistant to your dewormers, it is best to have fecals done and then worm appropriately. If you want to save money on fecals, then learn how to do them yourself.

    Safeguard is dosed at 1cc per 10 pounds. Corid (for coccidia) is dosed per bottle directions. But I would find out if those are the correct dosages in your area.

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