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  1. Goat Management
    Hey guys, With an expensive kidding year, I've been doing some thinking about costs and how I could save. I was wondering, is there a way or recipes for making probiotics and nutriant rich drenches for ill goats. I use power punch goat drench currently and it is $21 a bottle, or it was a year...
  2. Health & Wellness
    I've always found it interesting how in olden times, in some cases, people could cure ailments with just herbs. Now I'm thinking could I do that for my goats? Wouldn't that save money? But I don't know where to start. I would like to grow the plants myself. Do y'all have a beginners list of top...
  3. Dairy Diaries
    This year my mom is growing a lot more herbs than we ever have before and I've been taking handfuls of each of them to feed to the does because of the medicinal and anthelmintic properties of herbs. I'm concerned, though, that I've heard that peppermint and sage can lower milk production. How...
  4. Goat Management
    Why is it that herbal dewormers have to be used preventatively unlike chemical dewormers? So if I understand this properly, when chemical wormers are administered they lower the worm load, and then leave the goat's system leaving the goat with no lasting protection. You then worm again when...
  5. Health & Wellness
    Does anyone make their own herbal wormers? If so what do you put in it and how much? What's the dosage? I live in Canada and I've found it difficult to find a herbal wormer that doesn't break the bank in either conversion rates or shipping. Any recommendations on that?
  6. Health & Wellness
    Any herbalists out there? Our kids are due in a couple of weeks and we're trying to find an easy herbal teat wash we can make ourselves. I'm thinking maybe a tea of an anti-microbial herb or some such. I want to avoid bleach, iodine, and other chemicals. I'm considering the essential oil wash...
  7. Health & Wellness
    Can goats eat heal-all? If so what part? And what does it do?
  8. Health & Wellness
    8 year old wether is coughing. I have basic herbs in the house that we use. I am not sure how much astragalus and Echinacea to give him. Also open to other natural medicines. I don't think he needs antibiotics. I do want to prevent pneumonia though because I have dealt with that before with a...
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