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Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Worming - milk withdrawal time
« on: February 23, 2016, 11:00:47 am »
Hi
I wormed my milker on the 13th, thought it was 7 days withdrawal time but double checked, meat withdrawal time is 14 days,  do I leave it 14 days for milk? I'm desperate for my goat milk again  :goat:
Also what wormer do others use? Im using a sheep wormer but not sure if it's one I should be using for a milker.

fsmnutter

  • Joined Oct 2012
  • Fettercairn, Aberdeenshire
Re: Worming - milk withdrawal time
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2016, 11:51:18 am »
Take a look at bgs advice on which wormers as they often are more clued up than the vet, unless you have a goaty vet!
Statutory milk withdrawal when there isn't one on the bottle for that species is set at 7 days, meat withdrawal usually 28 days. However, when you look at some drugs, they have a longer meat withdrawal than 28 days for a different species, or the 7 days for milk, so you have to be sensible.
Triclabendazole is an example where it's 60 days milk withdrawal and 2 days after calving for cattle, so that's what I use for goat withdrawal.
Clear as mud, sorry, but that's legislation for you!

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Worming - milk withdrawal time
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2016, 01:28:55 pm »
Thanks, i use noromectin, (Invermectin 0.08%)
There's no mention of Invermectin on bgs site, any further advice please?
I've discarded yesterday's and today's,  tempted to use tomorrow's.

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Worming - milk withdrawal time
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2016, 01:31:05 pm »
We've always gone with the 7 days for human consumption, but fed it to kids/lambs.

fsmnutter

  • Joined Oct 2012
  • Fettercairn, Aberdeenshire
Re: Worming - milk withdrawal time
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2016, 02:50:01 pm »
If she was wormed on 13th, you're past the 7 days so I'd expect you could start using it again now.
Cherokee.ces.ncsu.edu has a goat withdrawal times table which may be of use, I can't paste the link on my phone, but Google should help. They suggest 9 days milk withdrawal for goats given 0.08% ivermectin

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Worming - milk withdrawal time
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2016, 04:04:49 pm »
Thanks  :thumbsup:
I've decided goats milk definitely tastes different to shop milk -much nicer!!!

fsmnutter

  • Joined Oct 2012
  • Fettercairn, Aberdeenshire
Re: Worming - milk withdrawal time
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2016, 04:11:43 pm »
Absolutely! Even at its freshest, I'm getting a hint of goatiness from my shop bought milk just now, but due kids from 3rd, so hopefully she won't keep me waiting too long!!

 

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