Worm before trip?

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Rose, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Rose

    Rose New Member

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    We are making our move to the cooler north, probably this weekend. We've been doing fecals (almost no eggs), and I've been checking with the FAMACHA chart, and they are upper mid range on pink. They doelings have been regularly treated for cocci.

    Should I deworm *anyway* right this week before we leave so they travel with a low(er) worm load? Or just wait and re-check after we get there?

    Everybody is now up to date on all their immunizations, etc. Everybody is shiney and healthy.
     
  2. NubianSoaps.com

    NubianSoaps.com New Member

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    I used to purchase loads of 'broker' goats each year, the best way to travel is to as you load, trim feet, worm, cocci treat, lice treat etc....whatever you normally do. Then when the goats are home from the trip, or 12 hours if you are only going a short way, make them stay in the trailer.....they are clean and all the larve, nits etc., are in the trailer to be cleaned out and burned. Vicki
     

  3. Rose

    Rose New Member

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    Thanks, Vicki. That's what we'll do!

    I thought that getting them there 'clean' would be the best strategy.

    I appreciate you!