I don't have that option here - if I didn't intervene I'd have nothing left Goal is to cull the worst and use as much prevention as possible to minimize acute cases that need treatment. If I ever get off this property I expect I won't need to do as much, but parasites are still horrible on this side of the mountains.Yeah, be careful with garlic. It actually is poisonous to goats in high doses. Make sure that you check the strength of the type that you're using.
I no longer do much of anything. The herd has been with me for way too many years. I don't save weakling kids or lambs anymore. 75% do survive and thrive on their own.
Good to know about garlic. If I gave any it would be generic store bought which I'm guessing isn't the strongest, nor would it be a huge amount. Any idea how much it takes? I've never had any negative effects from low-moderate toxicity plants (always mixed with other stuff), only the strong stuff that can affect them with a few bites.