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my kid 4 weeks old
my kid 4 weeks old  
I have Nemex2, Safe Guard and also Noromectin (ivermectin) 1% Sterile solution injectable
which one can and should I use on a 4 week old bottle feed from day 1 Bore kid goat. He will be a pet and not used for meat

Hi Cindy
I am sorry to hear about  your doe. -- this little guy is adorable -  does he have worms or are you trying to prevent them? 4 weeks old is a bit young for deworming - unless he is showing signs of wormload  (which really is unlikely at this age) I would wait till he is 2 months old - I use Valbazen with my kids because it gets all the nasty stomach worms, liver fluke and tapes - safeguard is basically useless except for tapeworm - ivomec  is good but  it does not get tapeworm and if you do not have the ivermeticn PLUS it will not get liver fluke - Nemex-2 Oral is a Liquid Dog Wormer-  for removal of roundworms and hookworms in dogs and puppies- I would not use this on the goats -

Attaching a link for deworming practices for you..

as well as one for cocci :

and Liver Fluke:

I hope this helps..  


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