For the Love of Goats
Steve Hart, Ph.D., of Langston University talks about roundworms in goats, including the infamous barber pole worm, which causes a lot of heartache and financial loss for goat owners every summer.
Did you know …?
- a barber pole worm can lay 2000-6000 eggs per day
- can consume a pint of blood per week from your goat
- the larvae survives on pasture by eating the e.coli in fecal pellets
- the larvae can survive on pasture for up to three months if temperatures are in the 50s
Dr. Hart explains why this worm is such a problem for goats and their owners, as well as what you can do about them. We also talk about other roundworms and how they cause different symptoms than the barber pole worm.
2:54 barber pole worm
9:50 risk factors for goats
10:55 dewormer resistance
12:14 integrated pest (parasite) management
15:11 5-point check
17:20 using dewormers
23:12 creating a parasite management plan
For more information on parasites in goats …
Episode 6 — Natural Parasite Control with Lespedeza
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