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safeguard wormer blocks

Post by MtnCows93 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:03 pm

do they work? im thinking about trying them instead of pouring ivermectin. im in the process of building a new catch pen/working area and i cant really get them in a headgate for the next couple months



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Re: safeguard wormer blocks

Post by sstterry » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:36 pm

The problem with them is you do not know the animal is getting the proper dosage.

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Re: safeguard wormer blocks

Post by MtnCows93 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:07 pm

sstterry wrote:The problem with them is you do not know the animal is getting the proper dosage.

yea i was wondering about that, if i put out say 50% more than they actually need would that compensate for it or do some cows just not lick it?

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Re: safeguard wormer blocks

Post by snoopdog » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:32 pm

Do you keep salt and loose mineral out? If so, take it up for about a week, and then put the safegaurd out. Or, get the pellets and mix in the feed. Search is your friend. It's not ideal, but alot of people have had to go through the same thing, compromised facilities, or life's pressures, so we do the best we can. Worming medication isn't always necessary, but it's some of the best money you can spend ,if it is.
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Re: safeguard wormer blocks

Post by JMJ Farms » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:08 pm

I vote for the Safeguard pellets mixed with the feed as well. Not the cheapest route but it will do in a pinch.
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Re: safeguard wormer blocks

Post by MtnCows93 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:11 pm

snoopdog wrote:Do you keep salt and loose mineral out? If so, take it up for about a week, and then put the safegaurd out. Or, get the pellets and mix in the feed. Search is your friend. It's not ideal, but alot of people have had to go through the same thing, compromised facilities, or life's pressures, so we do the best we can. Worming medication isn't always necessary, but it's some of the best money you can spend ,if it is.

yea i keep loose mineral out, ill try that im sure the'll hit the blocks hard after a week without mineral.

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Re: safeguard wormer blocks

Post by MtnCows93 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:13 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:I vote for the Safeguard pellets mixed with the feed as well. Not the cheapest route but it will do in a pinch.

id like to try that but they dont get any feed. if i wean calves then im definately gonna try it on them because they do get feed

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Re: safeguard wormer blocks

Post by Dave » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:51 pm

I used them one time. They sure worked but there are cheaper ways to go. I forget what the advised rate of animals per block was but I know I put out plenty of blocks. 6 or 8 for 40 bred heifers? I spread them out enough to allow lots of room between the blocks.

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Re: safeguard wormer blocks

Post by ALACOWMAN » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:36 am

sstterry wrote:The problem with them is you do not know the animal is getting the proper dosage.

What you have to do is put a warning sign up by the blocks,with big bold writing. so the cattle can read it,and only consume the recommended amount :cowboy:
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Re: safeguard wormer blocks

Post by Ebenezer » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:28 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
sstterry wrote:The problem with them is you do not know the animal is getting the proper dosage.

What you have to do is put a warning sign up by the blocks,with big bold writing. so the cattle can read it,and only consume the recommended amount :cowboy:

The old boss cow was on the wrong side of the sign and ate about a whole block by herself. Last try on that for me. But she was not wormy.

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Re: safeguard wormer blocks

Post by sstterry » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:14 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
sstterry wrote:The problem with them is you do not know the animal is getting the proper dosage.

What you have to do is put a warning sign up by the blocks,with big bold writing. so the cattle can read it,and only consume the recommended amount :cowboy:


My cows all came from Alabama....they can't read! :lol2:

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Re: safeguard wormer blocks

Post by ALACOWMAN » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:43 pm

Ebenezer wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote:
sstterry wrote:The problem with them is you do not know the animal is getting the proper dosage.

What you have to do is put a warning sign up by the blocks,with big bold writing. so the cattle can read it,and only consume the recommended amount :cowboy:

The old boss cow was on the wrong side of the sign and ate about a whole block by herself. Last try on that for me. But she was not wormy.

Least she ate it, my boss cow would just stand over it,and dare one to come near it...if she don't eat it,dang sure nobody else going too either ...
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Re: safeguard wormer blocks

Post by Coosh71 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:58 pm

If your concern/goal is to work the cattle just worm them. Unless you have no working facilities, why chance a few cows not getting to the blocks and or getting enough? I'd rather build a panel alley along a barbed wire fence feed inside the alley. Block them in and spray them... 100% wormed

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Re: safeguard wormer blocks

Post by snoopdog » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:38 pm

MtnCows93 wrote:
JMJ Farms wrote:I vote for the Safeguard pellets mixed with the feed as well. Not the cheapest route but it will do in a pinch.

id like to try that but they dont get any feed. if i wean calves then im definately gonna try it on them because they do get feed
Will you have your facilities done by weaning time? If so, use injectable or pour on.
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Re: safeguard wormer blocks

Post by TexasBred » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:07 pm

MtnCows93 wrote:
sstterry wrote:The problem with them is you do not know the animal is getting the proper dosage.

yea i was wondering about that, if i put out say 50% more than they actually need would that compensate for it or do some cows just not lick it?


Unless you weigh every animal individually it's always a guess as dosage is based on weight. I've used them and yes they work.
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