Anyone have a chart stating acceptable amounts of different worm eggs? Can't seem to locate a good chart online.
This is where you have to look at the whole goat. Normally we say under 500 is a good EPG (eggs per gram). However, you could have a goat with 200 EPG barberpole, and severely anemic, and they still may need deworming. You could also have a goat with 800EPG, no anemia, not underweight, normal poop, etc. and they may not need deworming with a chemical. It's all about looking at everything. But in general, numbers under 500 I like to see, under 200 very ideal. 500-750 is a little concerning, 750-1000 is probably serious, 1000-2000 is pretty heavy. Anything over 2000 is going to be very, very urgent.
This is informative, however they missed the "very young goats" section which is usually a limit of 500 EPG.
These numbers only matter if the goat is otherwise healthy - if there is poor FAMACHA and/or poor body condition, you should treat.
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There will almost always be some level of parasites for livestock on pasture but I'm told you should never worm animals without looking at other factors, such as physical health.Don't think that's great advice.