Herbal (1)-Conventional (10) 1-10 Scale: 2
Our goats are offered the mineral buffet system and are wormed herbally on the full moon cycle with Land of Havilah’s parasite formula. Additionally, I top dress their alfalfa pellets with flaxseed oil, as studies in equines have shown this to be an effective deterrent of barberpole type worms (strongyle-type). Should a goat seem to be struggling I will run a fecal to determine the parasite load, if any, depending on outward symptoms. Our first line of defense is always natural, be it herbal maintenance or, for more acute situations, essential oils. In the rare instance this proves to be ineffective I will use chemical dewormers, as a last resort. Any animals that have needed chemical deworming are immediately placed on a weekly herbal parasite regimen and monitored closely for several months. The goal is to support our animals and meet them where they are, however animals consistently needing additional parasite support are removed from our breeding program. The goal is always to improve parasite resistance and focus our breeding program on animals that are naturally thrifty.
Vaccination Protocols: No Vaccinations