Posted by cathy bowman on June 24, 2000 at 09:51:31:
Thank you to all who replied to my question about the goat with the swollen face. It was indeed worms and we have now wormed with Panacur/Curatrem (vet writing so I don't know if the name of the second medicine is right). These are my daughter's goats and she is about to throw in the towel. We now have several wealings with runny bottoms again, also one nanny, and their appearance (coat) is not as healthy looking as it should be. We have used Valbazen and a hook wormer because in south Texas hook worms are very bad. Have treated them for E-coli and coccidi and we just seem to be going around and around. The goats have well over 100 acres to roam in. The barn is kept clean. They don't refuse any grain presented but the herd just doesn't seem to be healthy. Are we overlooking something?? Worming with the Panacur mixture was given by the Vet after stool samples were tested. Could we not be giving enough worm medicine? Is any cattle wormer okay for use on goats or for that matter are sheep wormers okay to use also? Is a pelleted sheep feed all right to use for goats? I am using a feed with E-coli medicine contained in it and until now thought I had the E-coli problem under control. Have done a lot of research but just when I think I have the answer, it isn't. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond.
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