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What kind of schedule do you guys have for worming your goats. For example with horse once every 2 months. But how often do you worm your goats??
 

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How do you know when you need to worm them?c
 

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Get fecals done. Check their eyelids against the FAMACHA chart. Body score them on a regular basis. The fecal tests to include coccidia are the absolute best way to know if your goats have parasites.
 

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Ok thanks for all your help just wanted to be sure
 

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In the case of doing fecals, it can quickly be cheaper to actually invest in a microscope and learn how to recognize the different bugs than in having a vet do them (especially if you have more than just a couple of goats). There is the initial investment and learning but fecals can add.
 

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Ok I think I will just check their eye lids
 

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Is there a specific brand of wormer that is recommended, for drenching does immediately following kidding? I've read that Cydectin is a last resort wormer...This is my first season with breeding, and I have 2 does due in February (a LaMancha and a Nigerian), and another due in March (our other Nigerian Dwarf).
 

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Is there a specific brand of wormer that is recommended, for drenching does immediately following kidding? I've read that Cydectin is a last resort wormer...This is my first season with breeding, and I have 2 does due in February (a LaMancha and a Nigerian), and another due in March (our other Nigerian Dwarf).
You would want to check with other goat people in your area. Some wormers seem to work in one place but not in another. From recent recommendations, it is said that you should stick with the same wormer until it no longer works on your farm, then switch to a different kind (from a different class). I know that many people use Ivermectin.
 

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K thanks
 
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