Post by missevelyn on Jun 27, 2008 18:25:24 GMT -5
A coworker of mine is a new pig owner, they're healthy, happy and the guy she bought them from told her to get them wormed. They weigh about 40 to 60 pounds at this point. So what's the best way? What's a good brand of wormer? Do you do the off label use of cattle Ivomec injectable like for horses?
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My darling husband, me.
Penny, our Guernsey,
Dumdum, Moose and Peewee,the little steers.
Christopher, the little milk absorber.
Blue, our Blue Heeler.
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Check the label on your Ivomec, it maybe indicated for swine too. I've got some Ivomec formulated at a lower concentration for small pigs. I've read some people give the injectable orally if that's what you mean by "like for horses". I think a very small percentage have some sort of reaction to this.
I personally like the Dectomax injectable. It doesn't sting as bad as Ivomec and that makes them hold still a little better.
If these are destined for butcher probably just worm them once. If breeding stock it is best to rotate wormers to combat parasite resistance.
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I originally bought it because my pigs got ticks on their eye lids from their bedding hay. I sprinkled some on the bedding and within a few days the ticks fell right off, dead. I also used it in the water and soon found the little worms like rice in the fecal matter. It doesn't take much and you AVOID the CHEMICALS.
One thing to realize when you put Ivermectin or other chemical de-wormer into your animal is that it takes 18 days or more to leave the system in order to be "safe" for slaughter. Also some de-wormers can't be used on gestating or lactating animals. With DE you don't have to worry about that factor.
DE also has many other uses in the garden and household pets. Check it out.
I'm a little slow, but I'd like to add: When giving pigs shots, don't give them in the rump. It can ruin the hams. Go for the neck area.....don't want to damage the reason why we're raising them! Janene
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Post by Shelley (whistlingtrain) on Aug 22, 2008 2:21:15 GMT -5
I use a wormer that I topdress on their feed, called Safeguard. It comes in little pellets that are easy to sprinkle on top, or a scoopable powder that mixes in fairly well. I think the chemical is Fenbendazole. We used to buy feed that had wormer in it, but after about 8 years the worms were resistant to it--what a shock to all of a sudden have a terrible worm problem again. I will be switching from year to year now, I think.
It's amazing how much feed those worms can eat! I had one batch of 6 or 7 4-month old pigs last winter that went from eating 100# of feed a day to 50# of feed a day after the wormer cycle was finished--and there were lots of worms floating on the ground--it's very rainy here in the winter. It was really gross. But what a shock. Throwing away 50# of feed a day is a real eye-opener. Keep the pigs clean! We have since built all new pens and houses, and are working on a new barn with concrete floor to try and keep things parasite-free, and I worm regularly now.
3 Dexter Cows: Beauty--15 years old, her daughter Juniper--5 years old, and her other daughter Dulce--2 years old.
dunderi: twas freezing here this morning for milking. bring on winter!!! :-)
May 28, 2013 16:52:16 GMT -5
Tamara: That is another reason I milk in the evening - so cold in the morning!
May 28, 2013 22:32:31 GMT -5
dunderi: lol its been pouring rain around evening feed time here! which is great, becauese i need grass, but also a pain because the place i milk gets all muddy and poopy :/
May 29, 2013 17:11:23 GMT -5
dunderi: besides i LOVE the cold :-)
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mikentexas: I have a jersey holstein cross bull calf that has a lump on his left side about the size of a small plastic football,when you push on it ,it sounds likewater sloshing,has anyone ever seen this before?
May 31, 2013 22:41:46 GMT -5
fairfarmhand: Could it be the rumen? Sometimes if they are switched to pasture their rumen swells up and it sounds sloshy like water.
Jun 1, 2013 8:53:20 GMT -5
fairfarmhand: I have an AVATAR now!
Jun 1, 2013 8:53:39 GMT -5
mikentexas: could be the rumen,he is 4 weeks old or there about,and he refuses a bottle and eats only hay an nibbles at calf starter,will that hurt him? or will it eventually go down and be ok?any idea?
Jun 1, 2013 22:04:40 GMT -5
hadassah: I have a three week old calf that has been eating grass since she was a few days old. She may not grow as big as the others but she is alive and well!
Jun 5, 2013 22:46:08 GMT -5
Tricia : Soap makers? I mixed up the lye and water yesterday afternoon and didn't make soap. Can I still use it? or is it now a weak drain cleaner?
Jun 7, 2013 9:13:13 GMT -5
jerseylovinliz: It's such a delicate process when all is right I'd be scared to try it if I needed good soap. I might if I needed more bars for laundry detergent & it didn't matter so much.
Jun 7, 2013 12:36:21 GMT -5
jerseylovinliz: Scientifically speaking I don't have a clue.
Jun 7, 2013 12:37:24 GMT -5
mollymoo: The thing that makes lye "go bad" is absorbing CO2 from the air (it turns to sodium carbonate and which is less basic) - I'd think that after less than 24 hours, your lye would still make a good soap.
Jun 7, 2013 14:11:56 GMT -5
sherrye: you can still use it. i do mine the night before. then heat to temp i want. never a problem for me.
Jun 7, 2013 16:32:14 GMT -5
Tricia : Well..... I think I will try it with no essential oil. If it is a failure it's less wasted $ for the oils. If it's good I can shred it tomorrow, melt it and add oils. Phew.... Now do I really want to do this at 9pm? Sure! Thanks SO MUCH!
Jun 7, 2013 19:43:43 GMT -5
jerseylovinliz: So? Did it work? What happened?
Jun 8, 2013 22:55:28 GMT -5
Tricia : Well no as I crap happened here and ONCE again it didn't get made. Jeepers I know not to make soap in June.
Jun 9, 2013 18:25:54 GMT -5
Lisa in N.C.: No edema, one scoop grain this am. Some average mix hay and she has tons of clover in pasture. They cans see Sookie. Thanks
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