Katherine’s Caprine Corner March/April 2020

Katherine’s Caprine Corner March/April 2020
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes Q.  Can I deworm my pregnant goats?  A.  That is a great question! Not only can you, but you should! As always, my preference is sustainable high-quality herbal products. The reasons are simple. For one, many areas of the country experience increasing concerns with parasite resistance to chemical products. Another consideration is that intelligently blended products benefit the goat and unborn kids while creating an environment that parasites don’t cope with. Thirdly, in the last two to four weeks of pregnancy, the doe’s immunity drops until two to four weeks after she kids, which makes her exceptionally susceptible to parasitic growth. As weather begins to hit the 50s (Fahrenheit), parasite reproduction rises. Most livestock consumes new eggs or larvae from contaminated pastures or pens; goats more so because of their habit of sticking their goatberry-laden feet into their feeders. For those that use chemicals, always be sure, without any

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