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I feel incompetent. My ND are 6 months old. I had decals done in July and they had barber pole worms. I successfully treated with quest. I just had fecals done and now they have cocci and I've started treating with vets RX. I clean their pen and pasture of berries every day. They also have access to browse and a large green pasture. Free choice hay and manna pro minerals, Purina noble goat feed 1/4 cup per day each. Clean water and food dishes. Vet says our area doesn't require copper or selenium bolse. What else can I do to help them fight the worms?
 

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What do you mean that you are treating with vet rx?

Coccidia is everywhere. Sounds like you are doing plenty to keep it at bay. This has been a very bad year for coccidia.
 

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Probably means she is treating with meds from the vet. But just out of curiousity, what is the name of the cocci med you are using?

Worming with a good wormer when they need it is the best way to keep worms at bay.
 

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15 days!! Wow..Dimethox would be better at only 5 days of treatment!!
It has been a bad year for worms all together..seems you get eveyone clear of one and they are infested with another..you are doing all the right things in keeping clean stalls, dishes ect...
I would check the map for copper and selenium Def. Its better to know where you stand. Also the location you get your hay/alfalfa, if they are deficiant it will still effect your goats who eat their hay/alfalfa
 

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I think the vet is just making sure to get rid of it all. With it being so bad this year, I would just follow what your vet says.
 

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Ok, I'm confused. SMZ is an antibiotic, how can it be effective at killing cocci? Is there a new SMZ that I'm not aware of?
 

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Well, duh! :rolleyes: My brain never put those 2 together even though I know what SMZ stands for. Major brain fart - sorry. :eek:
 

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It's been a horrible parasite year. I've never had this much trouble staying on top of things. Don't feel incompetent. I battled more cocci cases this year than last.
 

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I'm certainly not happy that you've all had health issues, however am relieved to know that even the experts have had issues this year. Thank you for your advice and feedback.
 
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