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|luvnlambs||Posted 06/05/06 07:44PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I need to buy WORMER for my 2 market lambs who go to market in August.
I've looked through old posts and am now confused, over educated and still don't know what to get. I don't have a flock, no pregnant ewes, I don't understand why some instructions on the bottles say inject and the pro's say to drench? I also don't want to spend $70.00 on enough wormer for an entire flock.
My breeder used Valbazen drench a month ago and it's time for me to worm again.
What is easy to administer, affective, not confusing to figure out the dosage and how often do you give it? I would appreciate the advice you give your kids, Thank You!
|brian72||Posted 06/05/06 08:08PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|we have always used Safeguard equine wormer for all of our market lambs. it is very effective and has no withdrawl period. it is an oral syrengine and we usually give it in a 150 lb dose about every 2 to 3 weeks. it comes in a syringe and is usuall under $15.00 and that lasts usually 3-4 months.|
|Brooke||Posted 06/05/06 08:15PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|agree. Buy it at a feed store or even PetSmart. Comes in a tube - just give it orally.|
|Pvilleffa||Posted 06/05/06 08:56PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|you can also use Cydectine. But in small amounts. Cause its for cattle, but works just as good on sheep.|
|mascot||Posted 06/06/06 10:25AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Our breeder last year had us use Zymectrin Gold (equine wormer) that worked just fine. We purchased it at petsmart for $12-13 a tube.|
|luvnlambs||Posted 06/06/06 11:52AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Does Safeguard or Zymectrin Gold have any kind of withdrawl period for lambs? If so what? |
|SHADOWRAN||Posted 06/06/06 12:15PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|we have dewormed upto 10days before the fair, that gives about 2 weeks before process.|
|Molambman||Posted 06/06/06 03:41PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Pvilleffa- The Cydectin wormer is now packaged for sheep. As a drench instead of a pour on for cattle. Just to let you know.|
|AZChamp||Posted 06/06/06 06:03PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I am an ag teacher and my students are raising 20 plus market lambs this year. Here is what we do, because many of the kids only have one or 2 market lambs each. The FFA chapter buys the large doses of Valbazen and Ivomec. We alternate between the two. I give each kid the individual doses they need. Check with your club or chapter about doing this. You can also check into the boluses, they are pretty cheap and some feed stores will sell them by the dose.|
|shropgirl1||Posted 06/06/06 06:16PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I would recommend safeguard, it is very very affordable, and easy and safe to use. |
|Kyhampbreeder||Posted 06/06/06 07:03PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|20 for a chapter ? That's about average for us on one girl. |
|AZChamp||Posted 06/06/06 07:59PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|we are in AZ and we dont really have that many shows and we dont get those ridiculous prices at auction you midwest people get. Considering that no one showed under the chapter 5 years ago when i took the program over, i think those are good numbers. Since we only have State Fair, County Fair, and about 11 jackpots a year, 20 lambs is great. Plus my students also run pigs and steers and we have limits on how many animals the kids can enter at the bigger shows. I have one student running 10 mkt hogs, a boar, a breeding gilt, 4 market lambs, 2 breeding ewes, and a ram. That's impressive numbers for AZ showmen.|
|Pvilleffa||Posted 06/07/06 09:34AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Molambman- I know its a pour on...thats why we do it in small amounts...and it works|
|luvnlambs||Posted 06/07/06 10:31PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Our club used to be big until the Wyoming docking law started. Now people must think it's too much trouble. So we are on our own.
We wormed with safeguard last night and all seems fine so far. Thanks for your advice everyone!
|Cullen||Posted 06/08/06 09:45AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Keep in mind only a few products are actually labeled for lambs. There are other products that are quite effective but require an extra label prescription by a licensed vet. before they can be legally used. Cydectin now has a oral product labeled for sheep and goats.
Exhibitors should remember these products are intended for use with full access to water. When preparing for a show, many feeders limit access to water to shape their animal or drop a few pounds. When water is limited, it takes longer for the animal to "pass or remove" the product from their system. With that in mind, even if the directions on a labeled product states a withdrawl period of "x" number of days prior to slaughter, the product could still be in the animal "x+1" days later and test positive for drug residues! Many exhibitors that get caught for drug residues at stock shows used medications according to label directions. However, when they starting preparing their animals for the show (limiting access to water) they decreased the animal's ability to eliminate the medication from its system. A good rule of thumb regarding stated withdrawl periods prior to a show is 3x the number of days, just to be safe.
|Lambgater||Posted 06/08/06 10:22AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I agree with Dusty, that young exhibitors need to be cautious about appropriate withdrawal times. He and I are both aware of the really nice young man who got disqualified at Houston because Banamine residue was found in his project. Even though it was a legal medication even gotten from a vet ahead of time, any drug residues will disqualify you at Houston. All exhibitors certify that their animals are free of any drug residues before the show. The problem with using off-labeled medications is that they generally don't have appropriate withdrawal time studies done in sheep. Certainly need to be aware of what the rules are for your show and what you are certifying that you have or have not given your project. And if you are really good, there is always some watching.|
|spoiledblond101||Posted 06/17/06 02:05AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|we have used ivomec and we have not had a problem with it|
|oldmom||Posted 08/10/10 11:51PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I have pour-on Cydectin for cattle. Have used it on the goats at the rate of 1cc per 22 pounds orally. Can the same dose be used on sheep?|
|SHADOWRAN||Posted 08/11/10 09:38AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|pcattle||Posted 08/09/12 03:48PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Does anyone know the withdrawal time of the cattle/ swine injection wormer, given orally to sheep? |
|Shoein||Posted 08/09/12 06:28PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|old post, start a new one, this post is from 2006.|
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