Above What EPG for Barber Pole to Take Action?

Discussion in 'Parasites' started by MellonFriend, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    They just got a copper bolus at the beginning of November, but they weren't super deficient before that or anything. I'll do a fecal again next month to see if twice a week works for me. I hope it does!
     
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  2. AlabamaGirl

    AlabamaGirl Well-Known Member

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    Jun 18, 2020
    Southeast
    Is this the case with standard size goats as well? Does that mean a Nubian with an epg of 1000-2000 is in need of treatment asap?
     

  3. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    Yes treat and treat agressiveLy. Bp are no joke to play around with. But! If the famacha is bad... you need go a different route. Because you do not want all of those wigglers to detach at once. That is a high load for any goat. The size of the goat does not matter. It is the epg count that matters.
     
  4. AlabamaGirl

    AlabamaGirl Well-Known Member

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    Jun 18, 2020
    Southeast
    Thanks!
     
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  5. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    It’s for any goat - but take into account body condition and FAMACHA. Obviously it needs treatment but I’d consider herbal if the goat is in otherwise good health.
     
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