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    Does anyone use safeguard liquid goat wormer, and if so can you tell me how you dose it?
    I was talking about it with Kspdogs2 and on her vet's advice she uses a dose that is almost 7 times as much as the dose on the manufacturer's label.
    So if I were to use that dose on Sandy, who is 20 pounds, it would be 4 cc's instead of 0.6cc.
    Kspdogs2 has been using it that way for years, but I just want to do some more checking before I use such a large dose. Does anyone else know if the dosage is really that different for dogs and goats?
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    Re: safe guard goat wormer

    SG is available in liquid? I've never seen it.

    I just use the paste wormer. It's in a tube, and for goats, horses, cows, sheep, etc. You can pick it up at any feed store, and it's easy to dose and safe to use, too.

    With the paste tube, a quarter of a turn = 15 pounds.
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    Re: safe guard goat wormer

    http://www.jefferslivestock.com/ssc/...&pf_id=0029013
    thats the liquid for goats.

    How would I dose an 8 pounder with the paste? or would I just round up to 15 pounds?

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    I'd just do it half of a quarter of a turn, if that makes any sense... :P

    SG is one of the safest there is, I also use it on the goats, and overdosing isn't as big as a worry as with some of the wormers...
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    Re: safe guard goat wormer

    When my cousin worked at PetWild, I'd go in a help her out every summer, and that's how they'd worm all of the puppies. Well, not the goat wormer: they just used the cow wormer instead, but same idea. It really seemed to work! especially when the pens had to be cleaned out... *shivers*

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsha=whitie View Post
    When my cousin worked at PetWild, I'd go in a help her out every summer, and that's how they'd worm all of the puppies. Well, not the goat wormer: they just used the cow wormer instead, but same idea. It really seemed to work! especially when the pens had to be cleaned out... *shivers*
    Do you know the dosage?

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    Re: safe guard goat wormer

    cow/goat - it's usually the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txcollies View Post
    cow/goat - it's usually the same.
    Either way my original question was about the dosage, I need to know if its really supposed to be 7 times higher when used in dogs rather than goats (or cows). Just saying that they know a petstore who used it doesn't help.

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    Re: safe guard goat wormer

    we just estimated using the weight table thingy. They usually got more than what was needed, but it never hurt any of the pups. It got rid of the parasites fast though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsha=whitie View Post
    we just estimated using the weight table thingy. They usually got more than what was needed, but it never hurt any of the pups. It got rid of the parasites fast though.
    Thank you marsha.

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    Re: safe guard goat wormer

    I use the liquid goat formula from Jeffers for the dogs. I have small dogs and use 1 ml per 5 pounds for 3 days.
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    Re: safe guard goat wormer

    We routinely use this in the rescue I foster for as so many dogs come in with whipworms or other parasites. The dosage I have been told to use and find effective is: 1 ml (which contains 100 mg active ingredient) per 5 lbs of dog bodyweight.

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    Re: safe guard goat wormer

    I'm going to try the liquid wormer one of these days. The paste works just as well, but liquid will be handy to keep on hand, too.
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    Re: safe guard goat wormer

    Briteday and 2labs&foster, thank you for confirming the dosage! That is the same dosage as the other member uses.
    Can you tell me why the dosage for dogs is so much higher than for goats? Does anyone know?

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    Re: safe guard goat wormer

    I'm not sure... guess it doesn't really matter though.... as long as it works. ;-)
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    Re: safe guard goat wormer

    I'm still curious. It seems very odd to me. Worms are worms, why would it take SO MUCH more to kill worms in a dog than a goat of the same weight. Guess no one else thinks its strange.

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    Re: safe guard goat wormer

    Why does it matter? It works, it's safe. LOL
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    Re: safe guard goat wormer

    Quote Originally Posted by SandyPuppy View Post
    I'm still curious. It seems very odd to me. Worms are worms, why would it take SO MUCH more to kill worms in a dog than a goat of the same weight. Guess no one else thinks its strange.
    A goat's digestive system is very different, maybe that affects the potency of the dose.

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    Re: safe guard goat wormer

    when I dose my goats, they get a pretty high dose, too. SG is one of THE safest wormers out there, and it's hard to OD on it...
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    Re: safe guard goat wormer

    Quote Originally Posted by Pai View Post
    A goat's digestive system is very different, maybe that affects the potency of the dose.
    Thanks for the idea, maybe thats the explanation. My mind can be at peace now thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by txcollies View Post
    Why does it matter? It works, it's safe. LOL
    I'm just very curious, have you never been curious or wondered about something?

    Quote Originally Posted by txcollies View Post
    when I dose my goats, they get a pretty high dose, too. SG is one of THE safest wormers out there, and it's hard to OD on it...
    The manufacturer's directions for goats is 0.6ml per 20 pounds.

    The dose for dogs being 1ml per 5 pounds= 4ml per 20 pounds.

    You can see the goats dosing is much, much smaller.

    Briteday added on the part that you have to dose it for 3 days in a row so thats good to know, I hadn't heard that yet.

    Do you have to dose again in a couple weeks or are they good after the 3 days and thats it?

    Thank you everyone whos been responding I really appreciate it.
    Last edited by SandyPuppy; 11-30-2009 at 11:04 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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