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 How to use liquid Safeguard.
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cwissler

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Posted - 04/21/2007 :  6:40:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit cwissler's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I just bought liquid Safe-guard for goats at my MFA store for my alpacas. I got home and looked in the Quality- LLama Catalog and it has liquid Safe-guard for cattle. Both are labeled Fenbendazole liquid wormer. I was wondering how much to use and is there a difference in the two products. The QL catalog says 2.3 ml per 100 lbs. My vet recommended 1 ml per 10 lbs. But, I just told my vet that I was getting liquid Safe-guard. My vet is out of town for two weeks and I am not sure that I trust the other vets judgement for the amount to give the alpacas as they seem to know little about alapacas. What amount do you give of liquid Safe-guard and is it for cattle or goats? (Or does it matter?) Thanks.

Christa Wissler
Wissler Alpaca Farm
Warrenton, MO (60 miles west of St. Louis)
636-456-9488
alpacanation.com/wisslerfarm.asp

allamericanalpacas

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Posted - 04/21/2007 :  7:28:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Christa,
Safeguard, no matter the label, is febendazole.
Big question: How many milligrams of fenbendazole per milliliter? There is a 10% and a 1% suspension, maybe others also.
It'll be on the label.
Whatever the case, Dr Evans recommends 20 mg/kg (9.1 mg /lb)


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cwissler

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Posted - 04/22/2007 :  10:37:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit cwissler's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Rick,

Thanks for the info on Safeguard. I am hoping that using the liquid will be easier than the paste.
How is your ear doing? Hope that your feeling better.

Christa Wissler
Wissler Alpaca Farm
Warrenton, MO (60 miles west of St. Louis)
636-456-9488
alpacanation.com/wisslerfarm.asp

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