Once this is done, I am hoping the worms will be erradicated. The goats are on hay fed from feeders, not off the ground and although they will remain in their pen, the reinfection should be limited since they are not eating pasture grass or from the ground.
I love the goats, with their comical ways and funny attributes. I can stand and watch them and their antics for a long time, and it breaks my heart to see them so unthrifty. I have tried everything else I can think of. They were on Molly's herbal wormer and it did hold the worms at bay for quite some time, but something changed. The Nubian babies that were here all died of worms. Unfortunately, the veterinarian did not give me the correct information to correct the infestation. Giving an injection of a higher dosage will not erradicate worms in goats. However, when infestations are particularly bad, as it was here and still is, the injection does kill some of the worms so a mass bleed in the gut does not happen, which in turn would kill the goat. Instead, some worms are killed by the injection and then when the medicine if followed with a strong oral dosage and repeated ten days thereafter, the worms should all die. The repeat dosage addresses the newly hatched worms so the cycle cannot continue.
Hopefully, once the goats are better, the problem will not arise again. Worm resistance in goats is becoming a huge problem. It is hard to identify. Farmers believe they are addressing the worm issues with standard treatments and they are only encouraging worm resistance because not all worms are killed and strong survive and breed more strong babies. What we should be doing instead of routine worming is selecting does that are naturally worm resistant and only breeding them so the offspring continue the resistance factors.
The horse wormer paste is very expensive. I am praying it works. I am praying the goats recover and become well. It is not the will of the Creator for creatures to suffer. If you pray, please pray for the goaties too. Thank you.