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Postby Tomcolvin » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:44 pm

Can I give a pregnant heifer ivermectin?
Also can I give it on bread like I do with one of my hard to control goats? I would have to give several pieces of bread to get the correct dose I know. She loves bread, although I don't give any of them much. Just an idea. She should be calving in about a month. She bagging good now.
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Postby JW IN VA » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:44 pm

I don't think Ivomec is supposed to be given orally to cattle.Unlees you suspect worms,it would be safest to wait until she calves.My opinion only.
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Postby Tomcolvin » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:44 am

Ok, thanks.
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Postby skeeter swatter » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:11 pm

Is it an oral dewormed? If so you should be fine but read the label.
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Postby Bright Raven » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:59 pm

Tomcolvin wrote:Can I give a pregnant heifer ivermectin?
Also can I give it on bread like I do with one of my hard to control goats? I would have to give several pieces of bread to get the correct dose I know. She loves bread, although I don't give any of them much. Just an idea. She should be calving in about a month. She bagging good now.


Ivermectin (Ivomec is a trademark name for an injectable version but there are many, many generic makers of Ivermectin in many forms, it has long been off patent) is the most used parasiticide worldwide. Used for horses, swine, cattle, dogs, even humans. It is used orally as a drench, injectable, pour on, etc.

Follow the instructions for whatever product you have.
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:08 pm

Tomcolvin wrote:Can I give a pregnant heifer ivermectin?
Also can I give it on bread like I do with one of my hard to control goats? I would have to give several pieces of bread to get the correct dose I know. She loves bread, although I don't give any of them much. Just an idea. She should be calving in about a month. She bagging good now.
I've been told that the wormer works best right after calving..
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Postby JW IN VA » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:07 pm

[/quote] I've been told that the wormer works best right after calving..[/quote]
I heard this once.Seems the worms' egg production increases about the same time as birth of the calf or lamb.Always wormed sheep when I was banding their new lambs.
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Postby Son of Butch » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:20 pm

After calving, lambing in spring. Has more to do with breaking worm life cycle and lowering reinfestation rates.
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:33 pm

After they calve, their system is stressed and going through a change, metabolism kicks In. Producing milk.. Said its the best time to hit em for good results..
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