Post by marseydoats on Sept 16, 2012 8:32:29 GMT -5
I need a good feed thru wormer that will work and that he will actually eat. Will the safeguard alfalfa based pellets work (0.5 fenbendazole) They're on page 6 of the jeffers winter/spring 2012 catalog --- I didn't get a new one. TIA!
Last Edit: Jan 25, 2014 15:26:45 GMT -5 by barnydhppy
Safeguard does a good job of taking care of *most* internal parasites. But it's good practice to use a systemic dewormer at the end of summer - kill any bots/gribs/warbles that have infested the animal. If a systemic dewormer is not used before winter gets here, you have to wait until April/May before using a systemic dewormer, or risk bloating and neurological symptoms from killing bots/grubs/warbles while they are in sensitive areas such as the esophagus and spinal cord.
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Last Edit: Sept 17, 2012 9:17:31 GMT -5 by AnnB (NE)
Long stick, plastic cup taped on end and tip it over him as he goes through a gate ?
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Post by simplynaturalfarm on Sept 17, 2012 9:40:02 GMT -5
pour on dewormers are useless for internal parasites - there is tons of info on it. If they get benefits it is due to self licking and in small doses it just causes resistance. Either fed or injection is the only way to go. What do you need to kill? Can you get a stool sample first to see if he is infected? Has he been in a crowded pen? How old is he? Most cows over the age of 3 unless unhealthy, poor nutritional status, or constantly stressed, or in a new area with worms they are not used to, have much resistance to worms and worming is unnecessary. I do not say this because I refuse to worm, but because of a LOT of research in the matter. I do 2x a year fecals and I did worm for liver flukes last year because of one steer showing up with them. Have you considered just putting a wormer in some grain? I used valbazen one year. Heather
Post by marseydoats on Sept 18, 2012 8:42:12 GMT -5
I haven't seen any worms in his manure, but I can't get in his pen to really root thru them with a stick. Dh purposefully made the stretch gate too tight for me to open. Mr. Bull & I have a little bit of a "friendship" I have a brush on a long stick and he enjoys being groomed from the other side of the fence. He may just be staying at that ackward stage longer than I'm used to. He doesn't appear to be growing. He eats well, cleans up most of his hay (rare for a cow!), but he's just SMALL. Dh says he's not, just that my perspective is off, as Princess Cow is HUGE for a milk cow. I just think he should be bigger? The only thing on him that appears to grow is his head, and it's HUGE. If his body ever catches up to it, he will be big.
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