Using Cydectin on a nursing doe

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  1. burfer

    burfer Well-Known Member

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    If I am correct in remembering, you worm a doe the day she kids. If so, can you use Cydectin orally, evenif she is nursing kids? If not, what would you worm with?
     
  2. animal_kingdom

    animal_kingdom Well-Known Member

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    I've always used cydectin orally when they're nursing. Never had a problem.
     

  3. mammawof3

    mammawof3 Well-Known Member

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    on that subject, is ivermec-1% cattle injectable, given orally, safe for pregnant does? What about kids-what age do you start worming them,and if their mom is wormed, will it pass through the milk too them? We just bought does that hadn't been wormed since October-were wormed with safegaurd then-kidded in March-have kids nursing-and 2 that may well be bred-we bought the ivermec, because that is what we used the day they freshened, when i worked at a dairy, i thought that since it had been awhile, and they do look thin,that would be best. Suggestions? Thanks, Michelle
     
  4. windyhollowfarm

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    Cydectin should not be used with pregnant does.


    Ivomec is a "safe" dewormer. However, I do not deworm at all during pregnancy UNLESS absolutely necessary. Even in that case I never deworm during the first trimester. I deworm with Ivomec before breeding. Does are dewormed again when they kid. I live in MI and kids are dewormed at 8 weeks old. I dont have a problem with worms so I can wait to deworm.


    Some does are just thin when they are milking. I have a doe who just puts all she has into the milk bucket, and I cant keep weight on her while she is milking. However, you can add Black Oil Sunflower Seeds (BOSS) to grain, beet pulp, and Diamond V yeast to try to add the weight on.