Valbazen for goaties - dosage

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by jerseygirl1, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,495
    14
    246
    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    I posted this on the sister site, but would like a lot of respones
    I have mom and dad goat and triplet abbies, three week sold. It was recommended that I worm them all - I have Valbazen and it states 1 ml per 10# of goat - can it be used safely on mom since she is still nursing? Also - should I just put it in their mouths? And, is there such a thing as overdosing the babies?
    Thanks, I appreciate it
     
  2. shadowpaints

    shadowpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2009
    Rigby, Idaho
    i wouldnt give any to the babies till they are 12 weeks old they will get the wormer from the moms milk. im not sure about that type of wormer for goats, i alwaysuse ivermetin.
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    8,650
    35
    303
    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Chemical wormers may work for your needs, but I have switched to Molly's Herbal Wormer for our goats. You can see more info here: http://www.fiascofarm.com/herbs/mollysherbals.php/categories/worm-formula-detailed-information

    As
    far as the dose, there is not a set dose. It depends on how resistant the worms in your area are to the particular wormer. Around here Ivermectin and Safeguard are like giving goats water. If you elect to go with a chemical wormer, check with your ag extension service and get some advice on what is working for goats in your area.
     
  4. glenolam

    glenolam Chillin' With My Peeps

    483
    0
    109
    Aug 19, 2009
    Canterbury, CT
    How do they all look? Have you had a stool sample taken in for a fecal test? Have you checked their eye lids to the FAMACHA chart? If everyone looks good, why bother worming? I don't ever recommend worming a goat unless it's actually needed - there are only two times I worm my goats, 1) if a fecal test/FAMACHA chart test shows it's necessary or 2) a doe has just kidded. I'm going to assume you didn't worm your doe the day after she kid, correct? If not, no big worry as long as she's healthy and happy.

    FWIW - Valbazen will cause a doe to abort if she's pregnant. Do you still have the buck in with the doe and the three kids?
     
  5. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,495
    14
    246
    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    No, I dind't worm her after she delviered - my error, didn't know - they seem fine, actually
    The buck was castrated - so we are OK with that
    Thanks
     
  6. glenolam

    glenolam Chillin' With My Peeps

    483
    0
    109
    Aug 19, 2009
    Canterbury, CT
    I've forgotten to worm does the day after they kid and it was no big deal, either. It's just highly recommended because they've gone through so much stress their bodies are more suceptible to a worm infestation.

    If everyone looks fine I really wouldn't worm them. Why treat something that's not there?

    Of course, the only way to really know is to have a fecal test done - but if that's not a possibility you can keep checking their eye lids against the FAMACHA chart and monitor their behavior.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by