Safe Guard

Discussion in 'Goats' started by jim/se kansas, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. jim/se kansas

    jim/se kansas Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone used Safe Guard dewormer for goats? I would like to try it on my Nubian Does before kidding in May. Thanks for the help. Jim
     
  2. JR05

    JR05 Well-Known Member

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    Yes I have used it and it works fine. Just remember you have to alternate wormers or they will become resistant to it. I mostly use the Safe Guard on the kids as they handle the wite wormers better for their little systems.

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  3. homebirtha

    homebirtha Well-Known Member

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    Safegaurd is not effective in a lot of areas. If you do decide to use it, you really need to do a fecal check afterwards to make sure it worked. I don't use it, but from what I've read, you need give it at 3 to 5 times the recommended dosage, and repeat two more times, 10 days apart.

    And alternating wormers is the best way to make parasites resistant. Pick a wormer, and keep using it until it stops working. Then move on to another one. Don't rotate.
     
  4. Teacupliz

    Teacupliz Well-Known Member

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    safeguard still works here in NY.. I only give it one day unless we have a real work problem. Remember to triple the does. Some vets say to stick to the same two wormers till they do not work any long then switch. Liz
     
  5. moonspinner

    moonspinner Well-Known Member

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    Be sure to really give them a hefty dose. Don't know how your area is for effectiveness. I like to give SG to kids just because it's so safe, just like it says.