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I've had the worst time with worms on my new property. On previous lots rotation and pine trees were sufficient, but I haven't been able to figure out the quirks of this place yet. I think I've resolved the mineral deficiencies though after switching to rain barrels since my well water ended up being too hard. Anyway - I had a fecal run for a few of my younger goats (5 and 6 months) and they were found with many trichostrongyle-like ova. I also suspect one of them has lungworm, but the lab I go to doesn't do Baermann fecals to know for sure. She's been coughing for a couple weeks now.

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I live in central NC. It looks like a microscope and some YouTube videos on doing your own fecals are on my horizon.

Would this be the best course of action - eyelids are a 3 on the famancha:
Ivomec - given orally at a rate of 1 ml per 33#, 1x every 10 days for 3 doses total and follow up with one dose after 30 days of Quest Dose 1mL/100lbs?

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I agree. pour ons have chemicals in them not meant to ingest. Quest maybe too strong for young kids, I would start with Equamax..3 times the dose..so if they weigh 50#, dose for 150#..(each notch treats 73# of goat)
 

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The crazy weather in our area has been horrible for worms this year. So it may not be that your “normal” rotation and pine is not working well here so much as the weather has played a big part in the worm loads and the crazy of them. We have been so very wet all summer when we are usually in a draught. Then in the middle of july it was 70 degrees some days.

We have lived here for three and a half years. Our farm is my family farm and there had been no livestock on it in at least fifteen years. We have never since moving back had tapes...... the last fecal i sent in everyone had them. There have been no new animals in months and i have sent in fecals since then with none. But this time i did.
 

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The crazy weather in our area has been horrible for worms this year...
Well I'm sort of glad I'm not the only one. Will have to pay more attention to the weather throughout the seasons more closely next year. After having goats for over 6 years, this is only the 2nd time I'm having to resort to a chemical dewormer.

Cause some bonehead read the labels and they say it will kill off coronavirus.... people were injecting and drinking them.
I'm just going to pretend I didn't read that. :eek::eek:
 

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I agree. pour ons have chemicals in them not meant to ingest. Quest maybe too strong for young kids, I would start with Equamax..3 times the dose..so if they weigh 50#, dose for 150#..(each notch treats 73# of goat)
Picked some up today. Same regimen - 3x, 10 days apart work?
 

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Yeppers..people won't wear masks...but they will drink.goat wormer! :haha:
 

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Anytime a product is mentioned, which supposedly works for covid, people go :crazy:and panic buy it.

The product is then pulled from the shelves, causing animals or people to suffer because of it, when it is desperately needed, depending on the product.
 
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