Any opinions on products like Safe Gaurd deworming blocks

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Any opinions on products like Safe Gaurd deworming blocks

Postby Ky hills » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:34 pm

I have used that product in years past, but really not sure if it is worth the investment or not. I usually get my cows up and work them later in the fall, but am wondering if something like those blocks might be beneficial now in the mean time.
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Re: Any opinions on products like Safe Gaurd deworming blocks

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:54 pm

Bill,

I don't use the block but I have gone from injectable parasiticide to the Safe Guard oral paste using the caulking gun.

I would not think you need the block if you work them twice a year.
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Re: Any opinions on products like Safe Gaurd deworming blocks

Postby Cucumber35 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:28 pm

I usually pour cows and inject calves with ivermectin after calving. Pour whole herd late summer (need to soon) and put the SafeGuard blocks out in fall for the cows. They didn't eat them fast enough last year and I'm not sure the blocks are worth the expense. Might look into something else this year.
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Re: Any opinions on products like Safe Gaurd deworming blocks

Postby TexasBred » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:37 pm

Ky hills wrote:I have used that product in years past, but really not sure if it is worth the investment or not. I usually get my cows up and work them later in the fall, but am wondering if something like those blocks might be beneficial now in the mean time.


They work. I think you're suppose to remove all free choice salt before putting them out.
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Re: Any opinions on products like Safe Gaurd deworming blocks

Postby BobbyLummus1 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:14 pm

How much are they a piece ? and how many cows does one block cover ?
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Re: Any opinions on products like Safe Gaurd deworming blocks

Postby Craig Miller » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:51 pm

I used them the first year i had cows. It is impossible to know which cows get enough wormer and which dont.
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Postby TexasBred » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:56 pm

BobbyLummus1 wrote:How much are they a piece ? and how many cows does one block cover ?

Bobby I haven't bought any in a few years but one block worms 8 mature cows.
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Re: Any opinions on products like Safe Gaurd deworming blocks

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:44 pm

Ky hills wrote:I have used that product in years past, but really not sure if it is worth the investment or not. I usually get my cows up and work them later in the fall, but am wondering if something like those blocks might be beneficial now in the mean time.


My cows turn their nose up at them, now the cubes seem to have worked
well for me.
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Re: Any opinions on products like Safe Gaurd deworming blocks

Postby TexasBred » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:21 am

Caustic Burno wrote:
Ky hills wrote:I have used that product in years past, but really not sure if it is worth the investment or not. I usually get my cows up and work them later in the fall, but am wondering if something like those blocks might be beneficial now in the mean time.


My cows turn their nose up at them, now the cubes seem to have worked
well for me.

My feed store use to keep a big wash tub full of Safeguard wormer cubes in the store. You just weighed out what you needed and paid for them. I haven't seen any in 4 or 5 years now.
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Re: Any opinions on products like Safe Gaurd deworming blocks

Postby Craig Miller » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:32 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
Ky hills wrote:I have used that product in years past, but really not sure if it is worth the investment or not. I usually get my cows up and work them later in the fall, but am wondering if something like those blocks might be beneficial now in the mean time.


My cows turn their nose up at them, now the cubes seem to have worked
well for me.


I've never seen the cubes but I did use the pellets my second year. If you can get them all in to eat at the same time is the trick
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Re: Any opinions on products like Safe Gaurd deworming blocks

Postby Bigfoot » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:03 pm

Off and on, I've fed them since they came out. Can't swear on the results, but they always ate them. Bought some this spring narry a bite taken. They finally melted in the ground.

The pellets are easy to use on something your already feeding.
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Re: Any opinions on products like Safe Gaurd deworming blocks

Postby wbvs58 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:12 pm

These self admin type wormers I would think would speed up the development of resistance to the anthelmintic with some cows getting more than needed and some less.

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Re: Any opinions on products like Safe Gaurd deworming blocks

Postby Cucumber35 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:10 pm

Bigfoot wrote:Off and on, I've fed them since they came out. Can't swear on the results, but they always ate them. Bought some this spring narry a bite taken. They finally melted in the ground.

The pellets are easy to use on something your already feeding.


That's kind of my experience, we have used them before and while I'm not sure how well they worked they at least got eaten. I'm sure mostly by a certain group of cows that are pigs, and not so much by some of the others. Last year it took them 2-3 times as long as it should have for them to eat most of it and the rest finally disappeared after enough rain. Was kind of disappointing. I feed protein/mineral tubs the rest of the year and even made sure they ran out before I put out the blocks. They didn't seem to care.
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Re: Any opinions on products like Safe Gaurd deworming blocks

Postby jedstivers » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:47 pm

They work good. The pellets also work good. They are certainly better than doing nothing, it just depends on when you will get them up to work them.
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Re: Any opinions on products like Safe Gaurd deworming blocks

Postby dieselbeef » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:32 am

I use em off on when the weather is dry..usually for the other treatment after they get a pouron
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