Herbal (1)-Conventional (10) 1-10 Scale: 4
My first line of defense is maintaining healthy goats! I try to balance mineral levels, manage pasture areas so they are not being over eaten, keep hay/grain feeders clean, and maintain a close eye on the overall health and appearance of each of my goats. I use herbal products as necessary when I feel a goat is struggling with a heavy worm load. I also offer free choice herbs from my garden in the goats' hay feeders during times of stress, so the goats can pick and choose what they need. I have not used a chemical dewormer in my herd since 2021. I will use chemical dewormers only in cases of very severe parasite loads where I do not have the time to maintain the intensive dosing schedule with herbal products that is sometimes necessary to treat a heavy parasite burden. I will always do what I feel to be in the best interest of my animals, using the resources and time that I have available when an issue arises.
Vaccination Protocols: No Vaccinations