Goats/pin worms


Hi Donna , update on the calf , he is much better today and now that I know how to treat him I feel he will make a full recovery . Appears my girl Sadie 4 year old Saanen has a bad case of pin worms , which actually brought on bottle jaw and anemia . I ended up buying Valbazen oral wormer liquid , before I actually knew what it was , was half expecting liver fluke . Low traces cocci which is good . I'm pretty sure this will work , and i'm thinking 5-6 cc she is large . Wondering about her kids , they are very healthy but yu can never tell , maybe a cc or 2 for little ones . Any suggestions , greatly appreciated . Thanks .

HI there - good to hear about the calf doing better.  Re Valbazen, side effects can be liver damage.  I don't use this product on goats, so can't help you with amount.  Would advise against using on kid goats.  I only use fenbendazole (Safeguard oral horse wormer) on kid goats and then also use the Zimectrin (ivermectin) oral horse wormer, both of which work well and have no side effects.  Hope this helps - Donna


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Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres


All goat health care, nutrition, judging questions about all goats - packgoats, dairy goats, pygmy goats, meat goats, fleece goats.


27 years health care/nutrition of all types of goats, 17 years experience in packgoats, 20 years experience in 4H goat projects as leader, superintendent and judge. 20 years experience in putting on goat care/nutrition seminars.

NAPgA, The Evergreen Packgoat Club, 4H, ADGA.

Hobby Farm, many newspapers, 4H newsletters, Packgoat Manuals (youth and general), judging information pamphlets, seminar handouts about health care and nutrition.

4 years of college, ongoing education in goats.

Awards and Honors
Small Farm Award of Thurston County

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