About the Author

Kristi Cook

Kristi Cook lives in Arkansas where every year brings something new to her family’s journey for a more sustainable lifestyle. She keeps a flock of laying hens, dairy goats, a rapidly growing apiary, a large garden, and more. When she’s not busy with the critters and veggies, you can find her sharing sustainable living skills through her workshops, articles, and blog at tenderheartshomestead.com.
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Articles by Kristi Cook

Lice, Mites, Fleas, and Ticks
September 14, 2022 · · Health

Goats are like any other farm species for fleas, ticks, mites, and lice — they have ‘em. So, what’s a goat owner to do?

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Barber Poles: The Dreaded Parasite
September 14, 2022 · · Health, Members Only

The dreaded barber pole is possibly one of the most difficult parasites to manage in the goat industry. With a change in management practices and attention to detail, controlling barber poles doesn’t have to be a losing battle.

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Herbal Dewormers: Do They Work?
March 17, 2022 · · Health

As goat parasites become resistant to dewormers, many seek solutions in one area that grows straight from the ground — herbs. But do they work?

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