Alpaca Medicines & Dewormers - Alpacas of Montana

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Alpaca Medicines & Dewormers

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We are not vets, but we have owned and raised many alpacas over several decades. Throughout our time with these animals we've seen and dealt with a wide array of health issues, infections and diseases. From our experience of what has worked and what hasn't, here is a general guide for alpaca medications and dewormers:

alpaca worms and alpaca parasites diagram with text

 

Active Ingredient Strength Despense Dosage Duration Treats
De-worming:
Albon Suspension Sulfadimethoxine 12.5% (125 mg / mL) Oral Drench Day 1: 25 mg / lb.  Days 2-5: 12.5 mg / lb. 5 days (For extreme cases, do another 5 days after a 5 day break) Coccidia
Baycox Toltrazuril 50 mg / mL Oral 20 mg/kg 1 Day Coccidia, E. Mac (Eimeria Macusaniensis)
Corid Amprolium 96 mg / mL Oral 10 mg / 2.2 lbs. 5 Days Coccidia
Cydectin Oral Sheep Drench Moxidectin .1% (1 mg / mL)            or (5 mg / mL) Oral Drench 1 mL / 11 lbs.                   (1 mL / 22lbs.) 1 Day Strongyles (including Haemoncus)
Dectomax Doramectin 10 mg / mL SQ (Subcutaneous) 1 cc / 70 lbs. 3-5 Days (Prevention - monthly) Strongyles (including Haemoncus)
Droncit Praziquantel 50 mg/tablet Oral 1.5 mg / lb. 1 Day                Tapeworm (Whipworm and Nematodirus give 3 days.) (Tapeworm repeat in 10 days.)
Equimax Paste Ivermectin and Praziquantel 1.87% and 14.03% Oral Dial 2 times the body weight 1 Day Strongyles, Tapeworms
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Ivermectin 1% SQ (Subcutaneous) 1 cc / 70 lbs. Monthly / Quarterly/ Annually  Meningeal protection
Levamisole Levamisole Hydrochloride 13.65% (136.5 mg/mL) Oral 2 mL / 100 lbs. 1 Day Strongyles
Marquis Ponazuril 150 mg / g Oral 20 mg/kg 3 Days E. Mac (Eimeria Macusaniensis)
Panacure Fenbendazole 100 mg / g Oral 20 mg / kg                      or 40 mg / kg 1 Day (Strongyles)                  or 3-5 days Strongyles (Nematodirus & Tapeworm - 2 x BW [20 mg/kg]. Whipworm- 4 x BW [40mg/kg].) (Whipworm and Nematodirus give 3-5 consecutive days.) 
Paravac (Herbs) Top Dress on Grain 2 mL / 100 lbs. 14 Days Coccidia, E. Mac (Eimeria Macusaniensis)
Quest Plus Gel  Moxidectin / Praziquantel 20 mg / mL               and 125 mg / mL Oral Dial body weight to nearest 50 lbs. 1 Day Strongyles, Tapeworms
Safe-Guard Paste             (Not very effective in the SE) Fenbendazole 10% (100 mg / g) Oral 20 mg / kg                      or 40 mg / kg 1 Day (Strongyles)                  or 3-5 days Strongyles (Nematodirus & Tapeworm - 2 x BW [20 mg/kg]. Whipworm- 4 x BW [40mg/kg].) (Whipworm and Nematodirus give 3-5 consecutive days.) 
Safe-Guard Suspension Fenbendazole 10% (100 mg /mL) Oral 10 mL / 110 lbs. 3- 5 Days Strongyles
SMZ/TMP        (Sulfa Trim) Sulfamethoxazole / Trimethoprim  960 mg / tablet Oral, BID 1 Tablet / 50 lbs. Twice a Day for 5 Days Coccidia (More gentle on the Cria/Juvi gut)
SMZ/TMP Suspension        (Sulfa Trim) Sulfamethoxazole / Trimethoprim  240 mg / mL Oral, BID 1 cc / 5 lbs. Twice a Day for 5 Days Coccidia (super for crias)
Synanthic Oxfendazole 22% (220 mg/mL)        ( 9.06% 90.6 mg/mL) Oral 4 mL / 100 lbs.         (8.5 mL / 100 lbs.) 1-3 Days Lungworms, Barberpole worms, Hookworms, Tapeworms (Including Haemoncus and Strongyles)
Valbazen Albendazole 113.6 mg/mL Oral 6 mL / 100 lbs. 1-3 Days Strongyles, Tapeworms (Whipworms and Nematodirus give 3 days.)

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