Here at Nigerian Meadows we treat all of our goats health issues herbally except in the rare instance of some illness or parasite problem that just won’t go away. We started out using an herbal blend of wormer from Molly’s Herbals, a very good blend that worked great. Since I grow a lot of herbs and buy them in bulk, I began looking for a more cost effective approach and developed the recipe I have here. You will have to scroll down some to find it.
Not all the goats enjoy the dosage balls, so I decided about three months ago to try a commercially available herbal wormer in pellet form. For legal reasons I will not give you the name, but it is generally available anyplace you buy goat feed. Now, normally when I worm with the dosage balls I see a distinct difference in coat health and milk production. With the commercial wormer the goats never showed any response, but they didn’t seem to be over-ridden with parasites either.
Well, as this month came and I was running low on the pellet wormer I decided to use my formula again, even though it’s a bit more work. Within 12 hours of giving it to our goats I went out for the nightly milking and had the shock of my life! There were worms, yes, WORMS crawling out of their behinds!! Milk production decreased for about 24 hours as the parasites made a mass exit from goat bodies, but by the third milking production was above what it had been before and far more creamy than it had been for the past couple of months. Not only that, but goats that had not gone into heat for the past three months suddenly did, and strongly! After this experience I will not go back to the easy route! I don’t know what is so effective about the wormer I make or the one you can get from Molly’s Herbals, but there is something the parasites do not like!
Here’s to healthy, happy goats!!