Worms in poo after herbal wormer

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by comingsummers, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. comingsummers

    comingsummers New Member

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    May 6, 2010
    Northern New Mexico
    So I just finished the three day round of herbal wormer recommended at fiasco farms. Today I noticed that one of the doelings has clumpy poo and there were a couple of little white worms in it :shocked: . I'm guessing these are tape worms based on older posts. My question is; does this mean the herbal wormer is doing it's job? Should I dose them all again with it? Or do I have to go with something like Safeguard? I was hoping to go natural, but if I have treat differently, I will. Thanks!
     
  2. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Did they look like rice and moving?
     

  3. comingsummers

    comingsummers New Member

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    May 6, 2010
    Northern New Mexico
    They did look like rice, but I didn't see much movement.
     
  4. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    The herbal wormer can cause live worms to be expelled...I would watch for a couple days and then have the vet do a fecal exam to see if the herbs were effective or if she needs something stronger.
     
  5. CrossCreekTX

    CrossCreekTX New Member

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    Aug 10, 2009
    Central East Texas
    Sounds like it is working. Most wormers paralyze the worms so they cannot resist the peristaltic movement of the intestine and are expelled.