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Anyone know of natural things to worm goats with? Hate giving them chemicals besides my goats worms are immune to the chemical wormers.
Tobacco - if your giving cigerattes, remove the filters, they can chew the paper.
It's cheaper to buy a bag of loose and sprinkle it on their food.
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I have used it for years, I try not to give it to the nannies early in the pregnacy but give just before or right after they birth, so the babies will be covered, also. I was told many years ago by an old goat farmer that if you give it early pregnacy they may abort. I have never had a problem doing this, but have had a couple that just would not eat any thing that had the tobacco in. Tried donuts, feed, cookies but one of them would not take gel wormer either, he would eat a donut all around the gel and leave it.
@RHV food grade diatomaceous earth is the best natural dewormer i found for every animal including humans. we used it on our sheep. we got one sheep and he had worms really bad do we mixed diatomaceous earth food grade in with thier loose salt and when the vet came back out to check him he was worm free and we didnt have to worry about them picking them up again while grazing
@RHV that is what we have treated our goats with for years. Never an issue. Love to use diatomaceous earth whenever I can. Good luck, we have a lot of issues in our county with worms being resistant to the worm medicines.
Hi RHV, we have goats. We use DE, in their stalls and free feed. However doing more research it seems DE isn't as effective once it's wet, like going through the digestive systems.
We are using https://fiascofarm.com/herbs/ Molly's Herbals.
This formula was also recommended. https://landofhavilahfarm.com/loh/product/parasite-formula/
@bcabrobin how much and how often you give tobacco? Like a tablespoon daily for three days? weekly topping?
Very intriguing...thanks for sharing.