Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dewormer Chart for Goats

Dr. Ray Kaplan from the University of Georgia has developed a dewormer chart for goats. It is provided as a possible guideline for anthelmintic (deworming) dosages for goats. The chart is available from the web site of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC).

With the exception of fenbendazole (SafeGuard) administered at the 5 mg/kg dose, none of the drugs in the table are approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for use in goats, and when used in goats are considered extra label drug use. The FDA regards the extra label use of drugs as an exclusive privilege of the veterinary profession.

The chart is intended to serve as a guideline for improving accuracy when dosing goats with an  anthelmintic, but these drugs should be used in goats only when appropriate veterinary advice has been received. Producers should consult their veterinarian for advice on their specific management situation, for determining which of the dewormers remain effective on the farm, and for determining the most appropriate dosages for their herd.

Meat and milk withdrawal times listed in the document are based on the most current information available from FARAD as of June 2013.

Download Dewormer Chart

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