Katherine’s Caprine Corner March/April 2019

Katherine’s Caprine Corner March/April 2019
Reading Time: 3 minutes Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR DipHIr CEIT QTP answers your questions about pasture management, kelp for goats, deworming pregnant does, disbudding kids, and when to take kids home. When should I deworm my pregnant does and my kids? Since most goats reinfect themselves from their pasture, pens, and facilities on a regular basis, they should be dewormed every three weeks to break parasite life cycles. For those that use chemical dewormers, this presents a couple of issues. One is parasites building resistance to products. The other is increased toxicity of the liver, any unborn kids, and cells in your goats. The awesome thing about quality herbal deworming products (which the FDA doesn’t allow us to label as dewormers) is that those problems become non-issues. Because of that, I prefer to have my herd on a twice-a-week herbal program to deal with parasites long before they become

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