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Deworming

Postby bigsteve » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:56 pm

I want to deworm my cows. They all have a calf by their side. The calves are 3-4 months old. Is there any reason why I should not do this right now while the calves are nursing. Note: pour-on is all I can use, as I do not have a head gate or squeeze chute yet.
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Re: Deworming

Postby slick4591 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:05 pm

I've never had a problem doing it.
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Re: Deworming

Postby Lucky_P » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:08 pm

No reason not to do it now... though I virtually never deworm a cow older than 4 years of age; not convinced that it's economically or medically warranted. Calves will benefit more from it than will the cows.
If all you can do is pour-on, that's all you can do. It's a p-poor way of doing it, but buy a name-brand product... not generic... and follow directions to a T. Proper dose for the weight of animal, administered properly.
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Re: Deworming

Postby Son of Butch » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:40 pm

Good time to pour is now to head off winter lice. How much worm control you get from a pour on is debatable.
Yes, calves/younger animals get more deworming benefits than 4+ year olds.
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Re: Deworming

Postby ALACOWMAN » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:02 pm

Son of Butch wrote:Good time to pour is now to head off winter lice. How much worm control you get from a pour on is debatable.
Yes, calves/younger animals get more deworming benefits than 4+ year olds.

Lucky p has told in the past how much benefit you get from a pour on..and it surprised me how little you get...
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Re: Deworming

Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:37 am

Thought he might comment again on it,, but it was something like only 30 % protection,,From a pour on... I'd reapply in a couple weeks if its all you can do..
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Re: Deworming

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:35 pm

OK - question. Grubs. In my area, we are NOT supposed to use a Pour-On that will gill grubs past 11-1. If the grubs have migrated, you can kill your cows.
I don't know if grubs are a problem anymore, but please check it out for your area.
I strictly stick to that date for fall de-worming.
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Re: Deworming

Postby cjmc » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:26 pm

Not that this answers your question. But safeguard has a product that you can mix with your lose mineral to deworm. They also have their product in a range cube. That would give you another deworming option.
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Re: Deworming

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:51 pm

How about worming a cow that has a week old calf by her side? Any detriment to mom or calf at this young age?
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Re: Deworming

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:02 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:OK - question. Grubs. In my area, we are NOT supposed to use a Pour-On that will gill grubs past 11-1. If the grubs have migrated, you can kill your cows.
I don't know if grubs are a problem anymore, but please check it out for your area.
I strictly stick to that date for fall de-worming.


Based on information I have gathered, warble flies are not a problem here. The grubs you mention are the warble fly maggot or larva.
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Re: Deworming

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:04 pm

NonTypicalCPA wrote:How about worming a cow that has a week old calf by her side? Any detriment to mom or calf at this young age?


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