• Pour-On Products: application to alternative sites on Angora Goats and the effect of Hair lengthThere are two different species of lice that are commonly found on Angora goats namely the red lice (Bovicola limbata) and the blue lice (Linognathus stenopsis). Red lice feed mainly on the dead flakes of skin and skin secretions, while blue lice att...
    Thursday, 26th April 2018
  • Combination Doses BetterAs the SAMGA vet I regularly come across roundworm resistance when analysing faecal samples, doing faecal egg count reduction tests (FECRT) or conducting Angora goat post mortems.
    Thursday, 1st June 2017
  • Ivermectin ToxicityAnthelmitic use in Angora goats generally is advised (off label) at 1.5-2x the Sheep therapeutic dose as goats metabolise anthelmintics (doses) at a much faster rate than sheep. In sheep it takes about 11 days for ivermectin to drop below the detecta...
    Tuesday, 18th April 2017
  • Levamizole toxicityLevamizole  toxity has been seen in Angora goats  due to overdosing.
    Tuesday, 18th April 2017
  • Rafoxanide and Closantel ToxicityRoundworm treatments  containing Rafoxanide and Closantel (Group 4 and in combinations) can potentially cause blindness in Angora goats if overdosed.
    Tuesday, 18th April 2017