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A heavy parasite infection causes poor health and sometimes death in goats. Parasite eggs are passed from the goat's body in its feces, and they can survive for many months in a barn or pasture. As long as they survive, infection can occur. Exposure to dry air and sunlight helps to destroy parasite eggs. Young and poorly nourished animals are affected the most by parasite infestations. When does are kidding, the stress can cause the eggs to develop. Common internal parasites include lungworms, stomach worms, tapeworms and coccidia. There are ways to control the development of internal parasites.
- Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions
things you'll need:
Oral dewormer medication
Preventing Internal Parasites
Maintain a good level of nutrition for your goats. There are six essential nutrients that are needed in different amounts: water, carbohydrates, fats, protein, minerals and vitamins.
Treat the goats for internal parasites by giving them a dose of oral dewormer several days before moving them from one pasture to another. This avoids contamination of the "clean" environment.
Place a collar and lead line on the goat. Follow the dosage instructions on the oral dewormer and administer it by inserting the syringe into the back of the goat's mouth. Push the syringe until all of the medication has been released. Keep the goat's mouth closed for a few moments, making sure it has swallowed all of the medication.
Prevent manure from getting into the feed and water. Place all feed and water buckets high enough to prevent contamination.
Confine the goats about a day after deworming to allow the adult worms to be killed and stop laying eggs.
Watch young animals at times of stress. Deworm the kids before weaning, as this is an event that causes stress.
- I use red cell & power punch along with and Iron shot to combat anemia due to infestion is given at the same time the wormer is administered...
ral dewormers & injectables like ivamac, safeguard, Cydectin Pour-On Drench Wormer to name just a few wormers you can use...[
- Read more: How to Control the Development of Internal Parasites in Goats | eHow.com
- I have never tried concept of feeding plants as a internal parasite control for goats... but in the event your interested in trying it here is a web page you can visit.
- Plants to Feed Goats to Control Internal Parasites eHow.com