A BIG worm in my doe's nose

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by goatskeeper, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. goatskeeper

    goatskeeper New Member

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    May 14, 2010
    Algeria
    hello,
    this morning when i was milking my doe, she sneezed (a big sneeze) , and when i looked to her i noticed a big worm (about 2cm long and 0.5cm wide) falls from her nose.the worm was alive and moving.

    1/ what is that worm?
    2/ is it dangerous to the health of my doe?
    3/ what are the reasons that my doe is infected with this worm?
    4/ does this infection with this worm affects milk production (she has kidded about 5 months ago and she produces about 1,25 liters per day).
     
  2. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Hmmmm, I know you're in another part of the world but here in the US, I think it could be either a lungworm or a screw worm.
    Any type of parasite infestation will cause a doe to lose production, if you have access to the wormer Ivomec Plus, an injection will rid her of these.
     

  3. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    I would think nasal bots, they're like maggots that invade the sinuses.
     
  4. goatskeeper

    goatskeeper New Member

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    May 14, 2010
    Algeria
    what if i do not worm the goat, can the goat heal after some period of time?
    or should i worm the goats every some period of time to heal/prevent from worms?i dont know if my goats are infected with other kinds of worms.
     
  5. goatskeeper

    goatskeeper New Member

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    May 14, 2010
    Algeria
    CrossCreekTX,yes the worm that i found is like those worms in the photo.
     
  6. elchivito

    elchivito Active Member

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    Apr 18, 2010
    Worm all your goats, soon.