Hi all. VERY newby question here. (I've had 2 doelings since June first, and 2 bucklings since 4 days ago!) I took fecal samples to the vet today and discovered that my new bucklings are loaded with coccidia. I suspected something bad when their berries were black and mucous covered this afternoon. Vet said that the coccidia levels, on a scale of 1 to 4, are a 5. (Stress from move, weaning, taking temps and a couple doses of nuflor for a respiratory thing in the past 2 days??) So of course, I will be treating for that starting by weighing them first thing in the morning to make sure I dose accurately (More stress?? How are they gonna like being carried in the house to my bathroom scale?!). But, on one of the bucklings, she saw about 3 Barberpole eggs. She said there were just a few and that she wouldn't treat for that, b/c all goats have some of those. Obviously, I'm ignorant here, but don't worms need treatment? I thought all goats had a few trichostrongyle, not barberpole? Is it wise to not treat until after I've handled the coccidia? Should I get that taken care of first, then re-run fecals and address the barberpole after? Or do all goats really have barberpole and it's not a big deal? If not, how did we get barberpole to begin with?? I understand the coccidia, since all goats have some. Could it be in my ground? Also, since I won't be getting milk from these boys, would it be wise to slowly switch them to a medicated feed with decoxx or rumensin or something? While I'm here... Do y'all keep your older does on a coccidia program, or just babies? (My doelings --now 5 and a half months and over 70 pounds according to weight tape-- on that 1 to 4 scale were not even a 1.) And what do you use/do? Somehow, I overlooked most of this in my planning phase... (sigh) Sorry for this fragmented post. I'm typically a higher stress sorta gal, and this isn't making it any easier!