Meningeal Worm in Goats

Meningeal Worm in Goats

Meningeal worm in goats can be a serious threat. Let’s explore the research and ever evolving data around meningeal worm. This page is dynamic and will be updated as new research is uncovered. Meningeal worm, scientifically known as Parelaphostrongylus tenuis (P. tenuis), is a parasitic nematode that affects the nervous system of various ruminant and…

Infection at Goat’s Disbudding Site
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Infection at Goat’s Disbudding Site

Infections, though uncommon, can occur when a disbudding site is not fully cauterized. These sites may need to be redone to prevent scurs. Maggie in our goat group graciously allowed me to use her image to demonstrate what this type of infection may present like. Weeping, oozing, puss and discharge can indicate an active infection….

Air Pollution

Air Pollution

This is what we look like every fire season in my area. And when it gets like this, if there’s no mullein for the goats to self medicate from in the pasture, I’ll add dried mullein leaf alongside their minerals. I like to mix it in kelp, roughly 1/2C to 1# of kelp. Nettle is…

Staph on Udders

Staph on Udders

Staph on udders is a pretty common occurrence, especially in late winter/early spring.  We dealt with it one year and I mixed up this concoction that went on to become my “Staph Away Salve” that I now use on virtually every skin condition presented to me in my walk with animals. Staph looks like small…

Barberpole Worms

Barberpole Worms

Orange essential oil is studied to be effective against barberpole worm specifically. For a BP issue, this is the protocol I would use in my Nigerian herd. Start with a fecal if possible. Double all dosages for standard sized goats: You can buy all three of these oils in my Goat Essentials set. *While I…

Pneumonia

Pneumonia

Goat pneumonia is usually fast acting and critically serious.  I’d like to start with this: you will most likely need antibiotics for treating any case of pneumonia that includes a downed goat or one who is obviously lethargic.  For cases quickly caught, here are the many herbal remedies you can use to treat pneumonia in…

Mastitis

Mastitis

Mastitis is an infection in the mammary tissue of lactating and non-lactating does.  It can happen after does are dried off, during pregnancy, or any other time.  There is no life stage that excludes mastitis in a female goat. Symptoms of Mastitis *Blood in milk is not by itself an indicator of mastitis, especially in…