Treating Goat Lice With Ivermectin
In people, ivermectin is used for the treatment of river blindness (onchocerciasis) and lymphatic filariasis. It has additional uses for the treatment of lice and mite infestations in people. There have been many recent reports of ivermectin.
Anthelmintics such as Ivermectin and Moxidectin are effective against sucking lice. Note: Ivermectin and Moxidectin products are not labeled for goats. Registered products for both sucking and chewing lice are residual.
Treatment: Pyrethrins and pyrethroids are labeled for control of lice in sheep and goats. Shearing may be necessary to achieve effective louse control on sheep and goats. Re-treatment is often necessary. Husbandry issues and individual health issues.
Tip: Keep your goats outdoors when treating with DE. Furthermore, remove and dust bedding areas to kill those pesky mites that are hiding out in the bedding. Please exercise caution when using DE...