Wormer #1 (For NON pregnant does, as it contains wormwood, can be given to bucks) 1 cup Wormwood 1/2 cup garlic 1/2 cup black walnut hulls 1/2 cup cloves 1 cup yellow mustard seed 1 cup rosemary 1 cup sage 1 cup thyme 1 cup psyllium seed
Wormer #2 (For pregnant or non preg does and bucks) 1/2 cup garlic 1/2 cup black walnut hulls 1/2 cup cloves 1 cup yellow mustard seed 1 cup rosemary 1 cup sage 1 cup thyme 1 cup psyllium seed
Since we raise our goats as naturally as possible we do not use traditional medications unless in case of an emergency. We use a variety of natural products and herbs to help keep our goats in the best possible health. I have listed most of the things we use below (To list them all would take a book, lol)
Copper - We Copper Bolus every 3-4 months, the dose is 1 gm per 22 lbs of body weight (Jeffers sells 2gm and 4 gm goat Copasure Copper Bolus) Minimum of 5 weeks of age, so generally young ones get 2 gm pills and adults get 4 gm pills. You can adjust if you have some that don't fit, by opening the capsule and removing a portion of the copper. We prefer to just give the capsules straight down the throat with a bolus gun, but there are other recommendations online for a variety of methods for administering the copper. It is important to get the capsule down their throats in its entirety without the goat chewing the copper oxide rods that are inside.