Early identification of intestinal parasites and a daily goat deworming schedule will make a major difference in the health of your goat herd and the enjoyment of the goats whether you grow goats for agricultural purposes or just have a few pet goats on your farm.
Look for internal parasite symptoms, such as:
Lethargy among the goats. Your goat could be sick if your goat seems tired or lazy.
Rougher than the normal coat
The loss of weight
Impoverished diet or no appetite
Via field grazing, goats come into contact with parasite larvae. In areas where herd density is greater or there are warm and damp weather conditions, a rise in goat parasites has been seen.
Get a sample of the goat’s faeces to determine what sort of worm has contaminated your goat, and have your veterinarian examine it.
To prevent parasite infection, keep your goat herd on a weekly deworming schedule. Here is a typical goat deworming schedule; keep in mind, however, that weather conditions or herd density may affect the deworming schedule of your goats:
Before sending them out to pasture, deworm all the young goats. This is where parasite eggs reside, and intestinal parasites are particularly vulnerable to an un-wormed goat.
Deworm young goats 2 – 3 weeks after deworming for the first time ever.
To keep parasite loads down, rotate goats around distinct pastures.
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