Worming & when to clean stalls

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I have had fecal flotations done on a select few of my does. Vet says lungworm. The doe that was coughing the worse has been separated and treated with Ivomec and I would like to treat the remaining does this weekend.

I would also like to take advantage of the break in our winter weather to clean the barn out. Because of space, we are unable to move does to other stalls or pastures. Do I clean it now and have worm eggs in the new bedding or worm them now and continue to expose them to the worm with the current bedding. What's the best way?

I really only want to clean the stall once. Either way, how long should I wait in between each step? Thanks, Charleen

-- Charleen with Obies in WNY (harperhill@eznet.net), January 23, 2002


Hi Charleen, You might deworm them, wait about 10 days, strip your pens, then deworm again... My understanding is that after deworming, the adult parasites should be gone (with the right product and the right dosage that is), then the second deworming should get the later-stage worms that weren't adults the first go-round. Only a fecal test will tell you for sure though :)) patty Prairie Oak Miniatures http://www.minifarm.com/prairie_oak http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Littlegoats moderator

-- Patty Putnam (littlegoats@wi.rr.com), January 23, 2002.

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