Ectoparasite Treatment Guidelines
By Dr Mackie Hobson

Tuesday, 29th June 2021

The use of DIPS and POUR-ON products to treat ECTOPARASITES on ANGORA GOATS.

June 2021


The Mohair industry has set guidelines for the use of dips and pour-on products by Angora goat farmers.

The export of Mohair to Europe is regulated by strict residue criteria regulated by OEKO-TEX®. The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products.

Based on its comprehensive and strict catalogue of measures, with several hundred regulated individual substances, the OEKO-TEX® Standards feedback have resulted in guidelines being set for the use of dips and pour-on products for Mohair producers in South Africa.

These guidelines may change in future as determined by the OEKO-TEX® standards and as further information obtained from residue trials and testing becomes available.

The current list of ectoparasitic treatment options attached and includes the list of recommended topical treatments.  

The column with green GOATS (means licensed for goats) and the rest of the products are used off label on goats.


Current SAMGA Guidelines:

RECOMMENDED list of active ingredients that SAMGA advise mohair producers to use THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

The list of currently available options to treat ECTOPARASITES (Ticks, lice etc.) include:

  1. Dips and Sprays
  2. Pour-on
  3. Injectable
  4. Doses/oral

(Reference: Mims IDR 2021/22.)

The list includes the product name, active ingredient and ectoparasites which they are licensed to treat. The products are also listed as licensed for use in goats or off label.


Follow the link below for the downloadable PDF version of the current recommended list:


Dr Mackie Hobson BSc (Agric)  BVSc









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