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Can You Use Goat Wormer For Sheep? Safe for use on young, stud and pregnant animals
You can treat all your goats or sheep and have peace of mind that you are administering the drench correctly.
Can I give my sheep goat Dewormer? When it comes to wormers there are a lot of choices. Ivermectin drench and injectable, Cydectin drench, Valbazen, Safe-guard, Dectomax, levamisole and a feed product, Goat Care-2X containing Morantel Tartrate. They are all effective in the right situation. White wormers such as Valbazen and Safe-guard.
What kind of Wormer do you give sheep? Ivomec (ivermectin) sheep drench is the preferred and primary product used to deworm sheep by most shepherds. It treats adult and fourth-stage larvae of gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, and all larval stages of nasal bots.
Do sheep and goats get the same worms? Goats share the same worm species as sheep. therefore, sheep are a less useful species to integrate with goats from a worm management perspective, though there may be other management reasons for doing so on some farms.
You can be creative with administering Garlic Juice to Sheep: Garlic and garlic juice is know in many countries to be an excellent dewormer. It is administered to sheep in many creative ways: Added to kelp, added to dry feed, mixed with molasses and salt, mixed with bread-molasses-milk and salt, etc.
Normally sheep should be treated every three to four weeks. Keep in mind that worms may develop resistance to a drug if exposed frequently. Lower stocking rates will reduce the intensity of the deworming program. Fewer sheep result in fewer shed worm eggs within a given area, and thereby reducing parasite loads.
The recommended dose level is 1 mL of IVOMEC Injection per 50 kg of body weight (200 µg of ivermectin per kg). The recommended route of administration is by subcutaneous injection. The solution may be given with any standard automatic or single-dose equipment.
The worms are visible during necropsy. The symptom most commonly associated with barber pole worm infection is anemia, characterized by pale mucous membranes, especially in the lower eye lid; and “bottle jaw,” an accumulation (or swelling) of fluid under the jaw.
Safety. Ivermectin Sheep Drench has been demonstrated to have a wide safety margin at the recommended dose level and may be used in sheep of all ages. Ewes may be treated at any stage of pregnancy.
Tapeworm infestations. While segments of tapeworms are often seen in the faeces of growing lambs in the UK they exert no adverse effects on growth rate and treatment is not usually considered necessary. The use of group 1-BZ wormers in lambs will remove tapeworm infection.
Roundworm infestations in the gut represent one of the most common causes of production loss in UK sheep flocks. Most farmers treat their flocks repeatedly with wormers in an attempt to control the disease.
Deworm every 4-6 weeks through September. Change to clean pasture at each deworming.
Safe-Guard/ Panacur Suspension (10% or 100 mg/ml): Note that SafeGard is not approved for use in sheep. Sheep dose is 5 mg/kg orally; meat withdrawal time of 6 days. Ivomec Drench for Sheep (0.08% or 0.8 mg/ml): 0.2 mg/kg orally; approved in sheep with meat withdrawal time of 11 days.
Garlic – You can try to feed your sheep garlic as a treat, sometimes they will eat the clove right out of your hand. We have also tried a mixture of garlic juice, molasses, and water as a sheep drench (see natural dewormer resources below).
It can be used on all livestock – poultry, hogs, lambs, and cattle. The product we use is even safe for human consumption.”
If pasture is limited and you can’t move onto rested areas then it’s important that lambs are wormed every three or four weeks from six weeks of age.
Levamisole is a short acting clear drench. Levamisole is still highly effective against barber’s pole worm and Nematodirus on most properties. Nematodirus is often a problem after drought or in lambing paddocks as the egg is resilient and can survive in hot, dry conditions for long periods.
You should conduct a follow up worm egg count between 10 and 14 days after your sheep are drenched to see if the treatment has been effective.
Tapeworm segments can be seen in the feces of sheep and goats. They have a white, grain-like appearance. Adult worms, often up to a meter or more in length, can be expelled and passed in the environment. Tapeworm eggs can be seen in sheep and goat feces, using the standard worm count procedure.
Currently, there are no non-chemical dewormers (including herbs and diatomaceous earth) which have been shown to be effective at controlling worms in livestock. The Benzimidazoles (Safeguard®, Panacur®, Valbazen®, Synanthic®), also called “white dewormers” are broad spectrum and safe to use.
Ivermectin is approved by the FDA for use as a heartworm preventative in cats. The recommended minimum dose in cats is 24 µg/kg of body weight.
Ivomec Classic Injection for Cattle and Sheep – The Cattle Site. For the treatment and control of gastrointestinal nematodes, lungworms, eyeworms, warbles, chorioptic and sarcoptic mange and sucking and biting lice of beef and non-lactating dairy cattle.
500–1000 This range of counts is entering the ‘high’ range. Production losses could become significant – particularly in young lambs with no immunity (around 3–4 months of age).
The hydatid tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus) is a very important parasite as humans can become infected, with serious illness possible. However, humans do not become infected from contact with sheep or goats, or by eating sheep or goat meat or offal.
Pregnant ewes and does should be vaccinated with the CDT (toxoid) during their last month of pregnancy, but at least two weeks before they are due to lamb/kid. First-time moms should be vaccinated twice in late pregnancy, 3 and 6 weeks before parturition.